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One of the more acute results of spending some time in a product-oriented or product management role like the one I spent at Google this past summer is that you suddenly become aware of a lot of the consequences and thought processes that go into rolling out a new feature.
Since I just found out about Google’s acquisition of Nik Software I figured I’d write a quick comparison of the that and the tool I have been using up to now, Topaz Labs.
Recently I’ve had two opportunities to compare photographs with a circular polarizing filter (C-PL) and without, and they are by far the most indispensable tool in a nature and outdoor photographer’s toolbox.
Sometimes the most amazing experiences are the most coincidental, and the most unplanned.
Sometimes the best technology is the one most suited for the job it was designed for.
The calibre of these Wednesday HCI lunches is pretty high up there from the beginning of this year, and today was no exception, with a fantastic talk by South Africa’s IndabaMobile CEO Ken Venn talking about how his company is trying to improve digital access via cell phones to the market in South Africa.
Last quarter I had the opportunity to participate in one of Stanford’s newest education initiatives, db-class and ai-class.
I had the opportunity to visit the Design With The Other 90% exhibit at the United Nations lobby today and it was a stark reminder about how so much is happening around the world that I must not to lose touch with, and I think one of the more powerful insights I gained was how so many cities around the world are making successful transitions to more efficient people transportation in ways that have so much positive ripple effects.
About a month ago I came across an interesting article about the walled city of Kowloon, a enclave that had nearly 33,000 inhabitants in an area no more than 6.5 acres.
A history of the Minitel
Few outside of France have heard of Minitel, a remarkable precursor to the Internet that managed to holds its own well into the digital age.