My Talks at Dragon*Con 2011

Once again, I'm honored to have been asked to speak in the Space and Science tracks at Dragon*Con. Dragon takes over downtown Atlanta during Labor Day weekend. It's enormous. All the public reports of attendance are wrong... they admit to "40,000+" but that's low-balled to avoid fire code problems. But for those of you who don't know, there … [Read more...]

Why I love my PhotoJojo lens

iPhone 4 pictures taken from the same position in a hotel ballroom, before and after attaching the lens. Click to embiggen. (This is Gov. Perdue of North Carolina speaking at the Southern Growth Policy Board; confusing, because we had our own Gov. Perdue in Georgia until six months ago!)   Standard iPhone 4 photo With PhotoJojo … [Read more...]

My Comments to Delta

One of the changes the world is getting used to with Twitter, YouTube, and ubiquitous cameraphones is that one person's experiences can be shared with the entire world, immediately, and unfiltered. … [Read more...]

Stagnation

Shuttle design was finalized 40 years ago. 40 years before THAT (1931), this Tiger Moth was state-of-the-art. We can do better. … [Read more...]

Redistributing the Future

"The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed." – William Gibson, science fiction writer Those of us who grew up on The Jetsons may feel cheated. It's the 21st century, and we don't have flying cars, or Moon vacations, or Rosie the Robot cooking our meals. … [Read more...]

Towards a Hypertext Ecology (1987)

While searching for something else in my boxes of decaying paper files recently, I ran across a couple of articles I wrote for publication in 1987/88. … [Read more...]

Liberty in the Information Age (1988)

While searching for something else in my boxes of decaying paper files recently, I ran across a couple of articles I wrote for publication in 1987/88. … [Read more...]

More on Electrics and Hybrids

My post here has led to some interesting email exchanges. I'm reposting one of them here, which was triggered by someone criticizing the Chevy Volt as "just another hybrid" instead of a "real" electric car. … [Read more...]

More physics porn

More physics porn: via twittelator … [Read more...]

Walt de Heer’s Lab

@pfreet Coincidence: I'm in Walt's lab right now! via twittelator … [Read more...]