Scary Error Messages

Apple literally wrote the book on Human Interface Guidelines. I have a copy of the original paperback, published in 1987. It's still worth reading. But the current version lives online. Check out the guidelines on alerts. … [Read more...]

Top Ten Technologies for 2015

Once again, to kick off the new year, I prepared a list of the Top Ten Technologies for our friends at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The limitations of smearing ink on dead trees forced the newspaper to cut the list down a bit. But electrons are cheap. Just for completeness, here’s my original Top Ten, with special attention to how they’ll impact … [Read more...]

My Talks at Dragon Con 2014

My annual post in response to the people asking me "What are you talking about at Dragon Con this year?" … [Read more...]

ATDC Showcase 2014

Yesterday was ATDC's annual Startup Showcase... over 40 companies exhibiting, plus seven more in a "fast-pitch" event co-sponsored with VentureAtlanta. The companies ranged from an app to make animated selfies with your cellphone (Selfie360), to a recovery capsule to bring small payloads back from orbit (Terminal Velocity Aerospace). It was a … [Read more...]

Top Ten Technologies for 2014

To kick off the new year, I prepared a list of the Top Ten Technologies for our friends at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The limitations of smearing ink on dead trees forced the newspaper to cut the list down to five. But electrons are cheap. Just for completeness, here's my original Top Ten, with special attention to how they'll impact … [Read more...]

Advanced Manufacturing: Smart, Safe, Sustainable, and Surging!

In a way, Georgia Tech has always been about manufacturing. From our founding in 1885, we focused on educating young men (sorry, ladies! That took a little longer) in applying technology to machine shops, textile mills, and steam engines. We continued with that mission of “encouragement of industries and commerce” for eight decades. Then, in 1960, … [Read more...]

My Talks at DragonCon 2013

My annual post in response to the people asking me "What are you talking about at DragonCon this year?" … [Read more...]

Scanning Old Paperbacks

I'm a book addict. I love books, I love people who write books, I love people who publish books, I love other people who love books. My wife and I own a lot of books. (5690 at current count, all cataloged in Delicious Library. And, yes, the shelves are categorized and alphabetized.) But... books are bulky. And heavy. And if you're away … [Read more...]

Social Engineering

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to an internal lecture at Mailchimp, right across the parking lot from our AMAC team. (If you aren't familiar with Mailchimp, they rock! Great solution for any sort of email marketing or email list management. Better than Constant Contact, and local!) The speaker was Kevin Mitnick. … [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...]