Way back in 1969, as a kid, I watched a very interesting movie - "2001: A
Space Odyssey." It was a science fiction where a super intelligent computer
program HAL is in charge of a mission to Jupiter which also carries several
astronauts. The program becomes rogue and tries to kill all the astronauts.
The hero survives and manages to disable the program. There is a lot more to
the plot, but the fight between human and computer is still vivid in my
In 1969, such a scenario looked possible. After all 32 years is a lot of time
given the rate of our progress. We are now in 2016, and it appears that
something similar may happen in the next 32 years.
Even the experts have been predicting that Artificial Intelligence or AI will
happen in next 20 years. The irony is that this prediction is being made for
more than 60 years now!
So, earlier it was "unbelievable but v... (more)
Here is an interesting news item which claims that UK online ad spend
overtakes mainstream TV. The same news was corroborated by another post which
stated that spending on online advertising surpasses TV. The news was little
disconcerting because it did not seem to match with my ground level
So, I decided to probe a little deeper and unearthed more data on Internet ad
spend. What I uncovered was more in line with what I perceive to be the real
situation. These reports claimed that the Internet ad spend is less than 10%
of total ad spend which is only a fraction of ad... (more)
We, the agile practitioners, had known it all along.
Teams where all members participate equally, collaborate with each other and
self-organize produces better software!
Authors of the agile manifesto had experientially learned this. Now
researchers from MIT and CMU have experimentally arrived at the same
In a research study, “Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the
Performance of Human Groups” by Anita Williams Woolley, Christopher F.
Chabris, Alex Pentland, Nada Hashmi, and Thomas W. Malone comes to more or
less the same conclusion.
Let us briefly se... (more)
If you are still asking the question should I build a mobile website or
create an installable application for mobile…
…then you are asking the wrong question!
The Mobile Web vs. Mobile App debate is finally over.
It is no longer a question of either…or. Making your website mobile
friendly is no longer an option – it is mandatory requirement.
More and more people are accessing the web from mobile phones and tablets.
Share of Internet traffic from such devices has already reached double digit
percentage and inching up…up…up. In next couple of years it is likely to
overtake internet... (more)
So, the news is Apple awarded $1bn in damages from Samsung in US court.
Apple wins ... Samsung loses ... Google loses ... all other Android phone
maker loses ... customer loses and ... Microsoft wins.
Why is it a win for Microsoft?
The reason is obvious - any hit on Android will open a window for Windows
Samsung will be forced to look at alternatives to Android ... what else is
the except Windows 8 phone?
Other Android manufacturer (except Motorola) would also look around … and
only find Windows 8 phone.
BTW: Here are the 11 other Reasons Why Windows Phone will overtake... (more)