Archives for 2012

Bem-vindo ao Brasil!

In October, I got a call from Yves Berthelot, our Vice Provost for International Affairs. He'd been invited to participate in a Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce economic development trip to Brazil, but he was going to be in Singapore at the time. He knew that I had a special interest in Brazil... would I like to go if he picked up the travel … [Read more...]

The More Things Change…

...the more they stay the same. Cissa and I have been doing some housecleaning for the holidays, and I found a copy of the inaugural edition of the now-defunct Digital South magazine, published in early 1997. I scanned about a dozen pages into a PDF (linked to the image above), but read these excerpts: … [Read more...]

Here Come the MOOCs!

In EI2, we have lots of roles. Coaches. Consultants. Analysts. Service coordinators. Lots of things. But we can never forget that we work for a university. And universities are in trouble. I was able to spend part of two days last week with Rich de Millo, former Dean of the College of Computing, and now the director of Georgia Tech's … [Read more...]

Prizes in Economic Development

Some of you know that I was one of the original backers of the X PRIZE that awarded $10 million to the first private team to build and launch a piloted spacecraft to 100 kilometers above the earth's surface, twice within two weeks. As far back as my undergraduate days at Georgia Tech, I wrote a paper on the British Crown's establishment of a … [Read more...]

SpaceUp Atlanta

It's World Space Week! And to celebrate, some Georgia Tech students and friends are sponsoring SpaceUp Atlanta on Saturday, October 6, 2012. You should come! … [Read more...]

Drownproofing 2.0

Georgia Tech graduates who are at least my age (or a little younger) will remember "Drownproofing." … [Read more...]

Kodak’s “Winds of Change”

This is a six-year-old corporate video developed by Kodak to be played at sales conferences... just a few months before the iPhone was announced. Sad to see that they knew exactly what was coming, and still couldn't adapt. … [Read more...]

Seven Minutes of Terror

I'm taking advantage of my column this month to talk about something that seems completely unrelated to EI2, but I promise to connect it back in the last few paragraphs. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the story! On the evening of Sunday, August 5th, a crowd started gathering in the Hodges Room on the 3rd floor of Centergy. By 6:00 pm, we had … [Read more...]

My Talks at Dragon*Con 2012

So people have been asking me "What are you talking about at Dragon*Con this year?" … [Read more...]

McDonald’s Mighty Wings

In which I try McDonald's new Mighty Wings... so you don't have to. So, yesterday, Atlanta became the first test market for McDonald's new Mighty Wings. … [Read more...]