Monday Reading Material: 2/8/2010
By Selena Deckelmann
February 8, 2010
Just a few links from the past week that are worth checking out:
“Spices: the internet of the ancient world!” — Planet Money Podcast. Great storytelling about the ancient spice trade and how information about where certain spices came from eventually leaked out and popped the spice trading bubble/monopoly.
Emulating Empathy. Nice summary of how interacting with users of software (customers) on a non-technical issues, or over high-level requirements, provokes creativity. Also, that good customer communication is a skill not an innate talent—meaning it can be taught and learned. :)
Interaxon. Other than the cute name, this is a fascinating company and concept based in Vancouver, BC. Thought controlled computing! Looking forward to seeing what comes out of their “Bright Ideas” exhibit during the Winter Olympics.