These are the people who will have to deal with global warming, major economic dislocations, war, global hunger, predatory politicians, and all the rest of it.
The Lion senses... Read more
An Open Boston City Council
Xconomy reports on the latest wrinkle to the local high-tech set: Web sites that let you customize everything from T-shirts to home decor; quotes one venture capitalist:
We [in Boston] are good at assembling - taking raw components and building blocks, and then fashioning them into something whole greater than its parts. Mass customization is a natural extension of our strength because it's assembling... Read more
The Herald reports Twitter is blocked on computers at the State House because "the site is vulnerable to viruses."
One wonders how they deal with e-mail. Maybe it all comes into one central office where staffers spend the day transcribing it onto paper.
C. elegans comes to a complete stop when flashed with a green laser:
William McAdoo reports on Jose Duarte's experiments with printing QR codes (think of them as bar codes for the smartphone set) on the plates at his Taranta in the North End. Why? Imagine scanning in the code and reading up on the seafood sitting in front of you:
The problem was: how to get it on the plate? His first attempt was... Read more
New York hating Gregory Huang considers the implications of recent VC infusions into New York tech startups.
That would be Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CTO John Halamka, who describes his home weather station, how he got it hooked into Weather Underground and what lessons people who run large, complex computer networks at large, complex health-care providers can take away from it all.
And a skeptical Davis Square LiveJournal is trying to figure out which local restaurant canned her.
UPDATE: Restaurant identified and tips on how to avoid a situation like this from
Doc Brown local Twitter users, in the comments.
- Eliminate Stenographer... check
- Put everything online... check
- Make it searchable... check
- Reduce costs... check
- Add accessibility... check
I can only imagine how happy he must be... oh wait! Is that him... complaining at 1:47am in the first comment?... Read more
MIT charges a Littleton startup failed to pay licensing fees for three of its patents, so now it wants a judge to order the company to stop using them - and pay the fees.
Cambridge Day reports on that joint Cambridge/Boston city-council meeting at the city line, which included a talk by an expert on regional economic development who is really grooving on the state's plans to renovate the "Grand Junction" rail line that will let trains from Worcester sail into North Station:
We have to find a way of connecting these geographies, these populations. So I start... Read more
BostInnovation marvels at some start-up that has offices in both cities.
Hundreds of business professionals are gathered this morning for the second day of the Gilbane Boston conference at the Westin Copley. Pasted below is the live blog I wrote about a content strategy session at the conference this morning.
My current assignments in covering technology and lifestyle events has me flying back and forth across the United States. So, it was a relief this week... Read more
BostInnovation introduces us to NextTrain T Tracker, an iPhone app that lets you find the nearest T stop if you find yourself in some unfamiliar neighborhood. Basically, you turn on the phone's camera, point it somewhere and a compass pops up to point you to the nearest T stop.
EMERGENCY PETITION TO FCC CHAIR JULIUS GENACHOWSKI:
[float=right][/float]"Don't let Comcast block Netflix or other online innovators for their own profit! Support the strongest Net Neutrality protections possible -- and keep Obama's promise."
SIGN THE PETITION
The New York Times posted yesterday:
Level 3 Communications, a central partner in the Netflix online movie service, accused Comcast on Monday of charging... Read more