technology Archives

  1. You need to plan the way a fire department plans: It cannot anticipate where the next fire will be, so it has to shape an energetic and efficient team that is capable of responding to the unanticipated as well as to any ordinary event.

    Andrew Grove

  2. Penn State Lunar Lion keeps eyes on the Moon →

    While Google’s Lunar XPRIZE may have been an ambitious goal, the new goal of reaching the moon within the next decade sounds like the start of a slow death to this project. I hope I am wrong.

    Penn State’s Lunar Lion team has announced that it is withdrawing from the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition — however, the program continues with the goal of landing a spacecraft on the Moon within the next decade.

  3. Surface Tension →

    Apple’s strategy, according to Joel Watson:

    They are almost always the last to the party, but they are always the best dressed, the most interesting, the sexiest and the only one everyone remembers the next day.

    I don’t fault Apple for this type of behavior because all they are really doing is letting the other guys take the risks and make the mistakes and gauging public response based on other products before taking all of that knowledge and refining the hell out of their own product before launching it (2 or 3 years after the first one came out).

    It seems to be working.

    (via Daring Fireball)

  4. Syncing bookmarks across Chrome on my PCs and Safari in iOS was working great… Until I began deleting duplicate bookmarks on my iPhone. Sigh.

  5. Weis Online Shopping →

    Upon my return from Colorado, I went to the local Weis grocery store to find two new parking spots near the front entrance. Both were highlighted with bright blue paint indicating they were for online shoppers.

    I am sure this will come with its own challenges — such as, what to do with cold foods if the customer arrives late — but it is cool to see local stores adapting to available technologies.