opening it up with Common Lisp

Favorite weblogs

Lisp Related

Bill Clementson

Finding Lisp


Planet Lisp



Talking Points Memo

This Modern World

Working for Change

Other home


Recent Readings

Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer reading: Spin
Reviewed: Saturday, August 5, 2006

Reviewed: Tuesday, July 18, 2006

the Omnivoire's Delimma
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

the Golem's Eye
Reviewed: Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I've been walking more so
Monday, August 8, 2005

I've had more time to listen to IT Conversations.

  • Scott Cook of Intuit talks with Larry Magrid about Quicken, TurboTax, QuickBooks and how companies can be a source of good. It's refreshing to hear someone in business say that companies exist to serve society (and that if they fail to, they should be limited!). Cook also makes a very strong case for ease of use as being the deciding factor in software adoption and the reason for Intuit's success.
  • In a disjointed co-talk, Jim Buckmaster and Craig Newmark of Craig's list talk about the technology and the vision behind their company. Interesting but a bit disappointing. The best bit is Craig's summary of how the list manages itself and maintains trust in spite of openness.
  • Moira Gunn talks with Tim Cook of Isis research about the conflicting goals of university research and commercialization. As Cook says: "The main functions of universities were teaching and research and I see technology transfer as an important byproduct but as a byproduct none the less Because if the technology transfer drives the research agenda then the university turns into a commercial contract research company and so who fulfills the role of university in our society?"
  • Finally, Tom Igoe from NYU talks about networking objects in the small pieces, loosely joined sense. He quickly describes a few dozen of student works in the design space of interconnected objects.

Have fun listening.


Home | About | Quotes | Recent | Archives

Copyright -- Gary Warren King, 2004 - 2006