Are you a failure? We might want to hire you. We fail at things for all sorts of reasons. We make dumb mistakes, say stupid things and embark on foolish ventures. But does failing at something – at many things, maybe – make us ‘failures’? On April 23rd 1910, Theodore Roosvelt gave a remarkable speech … Read more
In 1984, John Gage – the 21st employee of Sun microsystems – coined the phrase ‘the network is the computer’. In 1996, an article in Wired called this ‘a truism’. Now, in 2012, it finally looks like Gage’s vision might be coming true. A couple of weeks ago Amazon announced their ‘High I/O quadruple extra … Read more
As we get swamped by more and more information, and more and more choices, we're going to need more and more help filtering the data and making our choices...It's a paradox: the more we can remove middle men, the more we need them.… Read more
Rob Malda, aka CmdrTaco and founder of Slashdot, achieves his elevation to being Simple-Talk's Geek of the Week through his unerring instinct for tracking down what is interesting for his Geek community, and through having the wisdom to continue to immerse himself in deeply technical matters whilst steering the good ship Slashdot.
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