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.

November 18, 2012 12:57 pm

Just watched a quarter of an episode of the new Silicon Valley reality show on Bravo

Maybe it’s because it’s about a subject I’m somewhat familiar with, but it might be the most appalling thing I’ve seen from reality television.  Hundreds of companies trying to revolutionize hardware, finance, communication and much more but let’s follow 2 companies trying to help people lose weight.

May 9, 2012 1:12 pm
Alex Payne — What Is and Is Not A Technology Company

I agree with some of his points about labels and terminology. However, I think it is important that most technology news sources report on the stories they are reporting. Just because a company isn’t necessarily a “technology company” doesn’t mean they aren’t doing anything to advance the use of technology in business. If anything, I think it important for both sides to be aware of what is going on in the other, if a company that makes baby food develops a brilliant new enterprise resource management system technology startups would probably benefit from hearing about it more than anyone else. Likewise, companies that aren’t necessarily in the technology business can learn how to update their practices and models. I think ultimately it comes down to the entrepreneurs and executives to realize what aspects apply and don’t apply to their business. One item we are in agreement on though, something about TechCrunch just rubs me the wrong way as well.

April 6, 2012 2:25 pm
Silicon Valley is desperate for talented designers - Apr. 6, 2012

I can definitely see this happening, given the capabilities of HTML5 and other new technologies. Simply making a website or interface more functional isn’t enough anymore. I find the comment about the lack of “good” designers interesting though. I have at least 3 very good friends that are in this field whose work I consider to be absolutely brilliant. I suppose to draw a person in takes more than they even realize. Still it would be interesting to see how or if this trend will apply to established corporations. Sure Google and Apple are on the train, but they’ve always operated more in the startup style. I can say from my personal experience that the fairly big company I work for does seem to be valuing creativity and uniqueness in their employees, though that might be more about decision-making and management.