This article was in Bloomberg: U.S. Internet Users Pay More for Slower Service. I've read many pieces like this, but can't help myself. The problem is familiar. But each time, I hope to read that a solution is brewing somewhere. After having lived and traveled in Asia, it was disheartening to see the state of broadband here. Discovered that my Internet in Hawaii was…Continue
Posted on December 28, 2012 at 9:30am — 13 Comments
Learned of this via Twitter from Ryan Ozawa and Burt Lum: Honolulu selected as a 2012 "Code for America" city.
For those who don't know, Code for America is a nonprofit that recruits talented programmers and has them build web applications for local governments. Sort of like a Peace Corps for computer…Continue
Posted on August 25, 2011 at 11:30pm
Quick test: what's your supervisor's cell number? Can you recite it from memory, without looking it up on your phone? If you can't, you're not alone.
Although businesses are moving more and more into "the cloud," another story went unreported: our brains have already made that move. With search engines, online databases, and web browsers that auto-fill the form fields, we rely on our own memories less and less. That was the subject of this story in The Atlantic:…Continue
Posted on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm
There has been a flood of news on Google+, which is to be expected whenever a company as big as Google rolls out a new product. This piece in Wired may be the definitive article to date: Inside Google+ — How the Search Giant Plans to Go Social.
It was written by Steven Levy, a respected tech author who also…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments
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Thanks for the link. The unfortunate part is that data is very valuable in terms of cold hard cash. Even more so, because healthcare data is difficult to acquire and rarely generated (think number of hospital visits/year vs how many search queries/year).
Even in the link, GE (which sells one of the largest, expensive, enterprise-y ehr's out there) has a project called healthymagination, which looks and is awesome. However, when you get down to the nuts and bolts of it, they are giving away reports on healthcare data, they are not giving away healthcare data for other people to consume.
Though this looks interesting: http://www.health2challenge.org/
They've got a few developer challenges that are due at the end of summer. Maybe there's enough people in Hawaii with an interest that could take a crack at this?
Thanks! It's good to be here.
I am a TED fan, and like what your doing here in Honolulu. Good luck with this project.