16
February
2013

Who controls the world economy?

Who controls the world economy? Short answer: A shockingly  small number of individuals and companies. In the fascinating TED Talk below, James Glattfelder uses complexity   theory to study how control  flows through the interconnected global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable.   His […]

28
January
2011

Computer Languages: In Search Of The Perfect Rapid Application Development (RAD) Language/ Tool

I have always been fascinated by computer  languages and programming.  I have also enjoyed learning and programming in a wide spectrum of languages.  One of my first jobs fresh out of graduate school in Computer Science was developing   system level utilities on the IBM 308x series of mainframe computers using BAL /360 (Basic Assembler […]

30
August
2010

The Evolution of Paid Search and Why Google Won & Yahoo/Microsoft Lost

Google’s exponential growth and emergence as a technology juggernaut has been driven by one simple but incredibly successful business model : paid search or pay per click (PPC) advertising.  Google  appears invincible today because it dominates one of the largest and most lucrative  web businesses – Online advertising via  paid search.   Google’s  version of […]

28
January
2010

Top 10 Reasons Why the iPad will NOT Kill the Kindle

There is a post on TechCrunch today about the Top 10 Reasons The Apple iPad Will Put Amazon’s Kindle Out of Business Certainly the iPad will give some competition to the  Kindle – especially the $489 model – but put it out of business ?  Highly unlikely.    Here are the top 10 reasons why the […]

23
January
2010

Education and Public Schools in America – What The US Can Learn From India

It is now widely acknowledged that America’s  public school education system  is broken and needs fixing. Numerous studies rank US school children well below other countries in  science and math tests: “The average science score of U.S. students lagged behind those in 16 of 30 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a […]

09
April
2009

College too expensive? Try Youtube !

College too expensive? Try YouTube http://bit.ly/uFFbo This is a glimpse of the future of college education and education in general.  The convergence of digital multimedia and broadband together with global connectivity is paving the way for a new way to disseminate learning – 24 hour, on-demand   learning on any topic that may be of […]