Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

April 18, 2014 5:15 pm

mashable:

The New York International Auto Show will open to the public on Friday, giving car fans direct access to the future of automobiles. Here are 6 must-see cars.

Any word on whether there’s anything about the Open Automotive Alliance or Carplay there this year?

March 5, 2014 11:11 pm
Masters of Their Own Destiny
January 3, 2014 1:01 am December 8, 2013 1:34 pm
"Big companies want to be more like startups, seeing innovation as vital to future profits. Young says they’ll want “corporate disorganizers” who can introduce a little “organized chaos.” Young says: “The disruptor will be tapping into the new systems of the collaborative economy, creating greater fragmentation and a more distributed ecosystem.”"

8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025 (via futuristgerd)

Most of these jobs are just silly but I liked the one highlighted in this quote.  I really doubt it would be called “Corporate Disorganizer” but I can see something like an “Alternative Engineer” where they just explore other possible ways of doing things.

(via emergentfutures)

December 5, 2013 11:34 pm
WASHINGTON: Who knew? The arts bring big bucks to the economy | Celebrities | The Sun Herald

I’m a big believer in a balanced approach, this just goes to show you how you never know where positive impacts could come from.

10:02 pm
House of Representatives passes widely supported bill to fight patent trolls

From what I am reading this is an important first step.  Basically it makes it so that if you sue somebody for infringement, you better be damn sure you have a case.  However I do think that if we truly want to revive an environment where patents actually encourage innovation it requires an overall of how patents actually work.  Most, if not all, patent law was written years before the internet and other key aspects of the modern environment existed.  The 30 year time period and some types of innovations protected are no longer relevant.

October 27, 2013 8:27 pm
How to balance maintenance and IT innovation

Being in IT these days puts you in the rare position of being seen as an operations center but also being able to add to revenue as well. While it’s satisfying to use the technologies discussed in new, innovative ways to reduce expenditure, it is important to remember we can put our minds towards new products and customer-enhancement tools as well.  I especially like the last part.  An IT manager that can communicate with all levels of the business is a tremendously valuable asset and in many ways we have lost the ability to truly sell a vision these days given our reliance on tools such as powerpoint.

October 14, 2013 12:05 am
From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal
September 27, 2013 7:54 am
myNoSQL: The premature return to SQL

nosql:

Here’s what Jack Clark’s wrote recently for The Register about what is now an obvious trend across the NoSQL databases market:

The tech world is turning back toward SQL, bringing to a close a possibly misspent half-decade in which startups courted developers with promises of infinite…

I agree that a companies need for short-term ROI and unwillingness to lose out on what they have sometimes prevents progression. However I think the article is overstating what is happening. A lot of companies that are going back to the major DB vendors are also just now getting in on the big data game with things like hadoop. Ultimately I see them adopting a two-pronged approach. There are just some cases where SQL is all you need, you cannot blame them for leveraging their assets.

May 15, 2013 8:33 pm
techfeit:

Tech Event: Larry Page Google CEO Complete Q & A at Google I/O 2013 (video)

Google CEO Larry Page made a surprise appearance on stage at Google IO today for a 35 minute…

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I’m skeptical on how much of this is really his view vs. the appearance he wishes to project, but overall a very human and open message for the technology sector.

techfeit:

Tech Event: Larry Page Google CEO Complete Q & A at Google I/O 2013 (video)

Google CEO Larry Page made a surprise appearance on stage at Google IO today for a 35 minute…

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I’m skeptical on how much of this is really his view vs. the appearance he wishes to project, but overall a very human and open message for the technology sector.