Category Archives: Computers

Are High-Tech Workers Also Like “Milk Cartons”?

Anthropologist Ashley Mears decided to learn more about the fashion industry and how it treats models by becoming one. Here’s one thing she learned: The catch is that there simply isn’t much time to invest; the older a model gets, … Continue reading

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Will the Cloud Save Genomics?

We will be spending a lot more money on software and people than sequencing, cloud or not.
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The Coming Battle for the Cloud: Google+ Versus the iPad

In the midst of all the chatter about Google+, many people seem to have ignored what this is really about: monetizing the cloud.
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The IT Version of the Mad Biologist’s Pentultimate Political Philosophy

Fix this crap.
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Creationism and Cybervitalism

Revisiting the misuse of “information theory.”
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One More Reason Why We Need a Financial Transaction Tax: ‘Investing’ on the Millisecond Time Scale

Wall Street and the Rise of the Machines.
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Meet the Proto-Meal Organizer: You’re Gonna Need a Really Big App for That

It does put smart phones in perspective….
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My Genius Prediction About the Short Read Archive: TOO MANY DATAZ!

While I’m saddened by this, I’m not surprised, since the volume of data produced by a single genome center is tremendous, to the point where the storage and data upload are prohibitive.
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No, We Don’t Need to Slow Down Moore’s Law

Genomics kicks Moore’s Law’s ass.
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The Genomics Bottleneck: It’s the Computation, Stupid

Data production isn’t the problem; computation is.
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