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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.
I decided to spend Sunday indoors at Podio’s new space on 6th street in San Francisco, hacking away at code for a chance to win a ticket to Denmark or a new iPad.
What with the World Cup fanfare, I thought it’d be interesting to bring this little gem of a story up for your entertainment.
The year was 1994, the location, the sunny island of Trinidad and Tobago.
A flurry of news articles have surfaced regarding the recent revelation that a Harvard student slated to graduate this spring was actually a complete fraud, having fabricated his attendance at MIT, Philips Andover, as well as recommendation letters and SAT scores.