Minority Report

The world is waiting to see Minority Report. And it's so close. Jeff Han's Perceptive Pixel is gaining the market share. He will speak at Ted talk in this year too. I'm longing to see his next presentation. It seems that Apple's "Pile" interface is integrated with this one. May be, new mac would be a giant display(wall size?) pc.


Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing

A book recommended by DLD07 Video podcast "Interface and design" session.
And you can buy it at http://www.yes24.com/Goods/FTGoodsView.aspx?goodsNo=1927945&CategoryNumber=002
These are some resources that Adam Greenfield suggests

Apple "Pile"

United States Patent Application 20070033537
Kind Code A1
Mander; Richard ; et al. February 8, 2007

Method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer system


A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of documents and displaying a graphical representation of the collection of documents. The method and apparatus further include browsing the collection of documents by pointing a cursor at a particular item in the collection of documents to reveal an indicia for the particular item in the collection of documents. The filing system can automatically divide a pile (e.g. a collection of documents from an electronic mail network) into subpiles on the basis of the content of each document in the pile, and the filing system, at the users request can automatically file away documents into existing piles in the computer system on the basis of a similarity match between the content (or other internal representation) of the document and the content (or other internal representation) of existing piles in the computer system. The filing system can also create a pile from a sample document by using the internal representation of the document as the internal representation of the new pile. The computer filing system provides various interfaces in connection with piles to the user of the system to provide feedback and other information to the user, including information concerning the documents and piles in the computer's filing system.

Inventors: Mander; Richard; (Palo Alto, CA) ; Rose; Daniel E.; (San Jose, CA) ; Salomon; Gitta; (Palo Alto, CA) ; Wong; Yin Yin; (Menlo Park, CA) ; Oren; Timothy; (Sunnyvale, CA) ; Booker; Susan; (San Carlos, CA) ; Houde; Stephanie; (Cambridge, MA)
Correspondence Name and Address:
Serial No.: 497460
Series Code: 11
Filed: July 31, 2006

U.S. Current Class: 715/764; 707/100; 715/810
U.S. Class at Publication: 715/764; 715/810; 707/100
Intern'l Class: G06F 3/00 20060101 G06F003/00; G06F 17/00 20060101 G06F017/00; G06F 7/00 20060101 G06F007/00


PHP vs Java vs Ruby

I linked the original article. Anyway it really was fun to read the article.

Bray, who is Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems, co-creator of the XML 1.0 and XML Namespace standards, co-founder of Open-Text, and contributor to the Atom Publishing standard (whew!) spoke in a presentation entitled “How to combine PHP technology with Java based on Enterprise Systems”

“Mostly because there’s less code. The fact that Ruby forces MVC on you helps too, also the fact that the templating and [Object Relational Mapping (ORM)] and testing and application code are all so tightly integrated helps. Bear in mind that we still don’t know how well Rails is going to work outside of the CRUD-centered greenfield app space where it shines.”


My thoughts about web 2.0

As a result, web is about seeing entertainment stuffs, and other informations that you want. As a platform, it is moving to small devices. But seeing is equivalent element. So imaging technology is core aspect. I think Adobe's stategy about this would conquer the debate around ajax technologies. They're currently focusing on integrating PDF and Flash format. Soon we'll see the results.


Algorithms in the Attic

This article was posted on HBR this month.

One reason why math is important at this timing.

"For a powerful perspective on future business, take a hard look at mathematics past. As computing gets ever faster and cheaper, yesterday’s abstruse equations are becoming platforms for tomorrow’s breakthroughs. Companies in several industries are now dusting off these formulas and putting them in the service of new products and processes."

"Why should past work, often quite theoretical, be so useful now? Done in the absence of high-speed, low-cost computational capacity, that work put a premium on imaginative quantitative thinking. With today’s high-powered processors and broadband networks, those abstractions can point the way to practical software that leaps over current operational constraints.Disruptive opportunities abound."


Podcast list

This is pocast list that I listen. The speed of changing is so fast that It's impossilbe to catch it with alone. So you share your view points with friends. This list may help you to build that view points. (Many poeple may already knows about these lists) I captured the list for my friends who are not yet familiar with iTunes. I thought providing raw datas that are quoted many times from news and bloggers would be another advice for my friends than "my poit of view". Web 2.0 Summit podcast was brilliant. I recommand it if you are interested in Web2.0 and the Long tail stories.