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.

August 25, 2014 9:01 pm August 15, 2014 6:38 pm August 13, 2014 12:44 am

I believe a lot of the hardships we face today, and I’m sure I’m far from the first to think this, boils down to one simple fact; we live in a time where information and intellectual property are the most important resources and yet have the least economic value.

August 12, 2014 10:42 pm
Corporate America Hasn't Been Disrupted

It’s hard to say that regulation is what’s making the capital-intensive industries difficult to break into.  Nonetheless, this is a good read and presents a startling image of what is going on.

August 5, 2014 9:56 pm
Media Overload: The Problem With Infinite Choice

I can attest to this.  As I find I have less time to watch netflix, I feel more anxious to watch it in order to justify my subscription. This is supposed to be entertainment, not an obligation.  Anyone else have similar experiences?

August 3, 2014 11:30 am
NFL players to use tablet computers during games

This is pretty cool, and it allows the NFL to become more green. Football may be backwards on a lot of things, but they have always been ahead of the other major North American sports leagues on technology adoption.

12:20 am

eiknarf:

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Just watched this documentary on Netflix and really enjoyed it. It’s not a very exploratory documentary or one that necessarily takes a call to action, but for those of us that were too young to fully understand the news that was coming out at the time or simply didn’t pay enough attention it is a great review of what is probably the advent that kicked off most of the trends on the internet today.  In a sense Napster being the first major platform that focused on “sharing” drives us in the social direction of web 2.0. It is really interesting to hear from the team behind it and realize just how naive they were (or at least how naive they want us to think they were) to what they were allowing people to do.  Ultimately it’s pretty safe to say that there are multiple ways the music industry could have worked with them instead that may have led to a more desirable outcome for everyone, but that’s after much hindsight.  The story of the internet has evolved in a way that it is very much a mythology and I find it funny that Sean Parker seems to be taking on the Satan role or at least one that repeatedly shows up in key moments. I would definitely recommend this documentary for anyone that wants to learn how technology got to the point it’s at today or if you simply want the nostalgia of that late 90s/early 2000s era.  Plus it was directed by BIll from Bill and Ted, so that’s pretty cool right?

August 1, 2014 7:40 am July 21, 2014 12:48 pm
Some Universities Crack the Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

I think the study that shows women being more into application while men are into coding is skewed more so from there being a higher amount of men and therefore there are more of them in every mindset. I am a man that is certainly much more into the “application” side, part of the reason I chose the major I did was that I didn’t have to focus on coding.  That said, it seems like the women I have encountered in IT seem to have that mindset as they tend to occupy middle management levels of managers and directors having moved from other parts of the company.  Basically the women currently in IT seem to understand how to apply technology to the business but are not as interested in building the technology themselves, which in the age of automation is perfectly fine. That’s not saying this is the case for everyone.

July 18, 2014 8:09 pm

Why Music Is The Next Big Battle For The Tech Titans | Forbes

mediaor:

Reposted from http://ift.tt/1mkuWmi on July 17, 2014 at 05:54AM

What is the big attraction in music to the global tech-titans? It might be that we are on the cusp of redrawing e-commerce.

It seems that it’s agreed-upon that human curation is the focus of music platforms for now.  It’s not clear how that will solve what at least I see as the main issue which is that artists need to be fairly compensated, but it could be a start.  I hope that we find a different way besides advertising to make money on internet content in general soon though.