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Manufacturing Innovations

The cover article in the Feb 2010 issue of Wired magazine is a very interesting article on manufacturing innovation. For many years now it has been popular (and perhaps not without some validity) for Americans to wring our hands over the lose of manufacturing jobs in the US. This article provides a perspective more akin to Friedman’s […]

Would you help a spammer? – Don’t answer so quickly

Here is an article from the BBC that caught my eye for creativity and innovation. It turns out that Captchas are pretty effective methods of slowing down spammers. There really isn’t a good automated way to read the distorted characters. So, what’s the alternative? Simple; enlist a bunch of unsuspecting people to help you. But […]

Too Much Data in the Car

You can see from my previous post I love my Garmin C340 in-car GPS unit. With the voice directions announcing turns including street names, it seems to be only a slight distraction to the task at hand – driving the car. In fact compared to hunting for a street or location, it probably reduces the […]