“Computers in the future may have 1000 vaccum tubes…”

"Computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh only 1.5 tons" - Popular Mechanics article, March 1949 The above quote amply demonstrates the problems with predicting the future. This is because the future does not al

Why iPads, Google Plus, and the Next Big Thing Escape Market Research

googleplus1The initial reaction to Google+ has been extremely positive.  Not even three weeks old, and it already has 10 million+ users - making it the fastest growing social network in history - beating even Facebook, Twitter and MySpace in terms of growth r

Watson’s Triumph in Jeopardy: A Loss for Humans, A Win For Humanity!

neural-networksLike millions of others, I watched  as  humanity's best players were  trounced on the  US TV quiz show Jeopardy! last night by a computer system named Watson built by IBM.    I was fascinated by Watson  - as  it rekindled my interest in Artif

Computer Languages: In Search Of The Perfect Rapid Application Development (RAD) Language/ Tool

800px-Programming_language_textbooksI have always been fascinated by computer  languages and programming.  I have also enjoyed learning and programming in a wide spectrum of languages.  One of my first jobs fresh out of graduate school in Computer Science was developing   system le

From The Network Computer to Cloud Computing – The Long and Winding Road

Cloud Computing"Everything old is new again", is a popular expression that usually applies to trends and fashion. Surprisingly, it can also be an apt way to describe many current trends in computing. In particular, the emergence of cloud computing, is a classic e

The Evolution of Paid Search and Why Google Won & Yahoo/Microsoft Lost

google-smallGoogle's exponential growth and emergence as a technology juggernaut has been driven by one simple but incredibly successful business model : paid search or pay per click (PPC) advertising.  Google  appears invincible today because it dominates on

15 Facts You May Not Know About the Google China Incident

After reviewing articles from many sources in the media, I have compiled a list of certain  facts and figures regarding   the recent cyber attacks  from China and the subsequent stunning announcement from Google.   Some  of these are surprisingl

Google’s Stance Is Also a Warning about China

Google's bombshell  announcement yesterday about its "new approach" to China is still reverberating across the media and the blogosphere.    Everyone is trying  to put this in perspective, assessing its impact and figuring out  Google's true  m

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Technological Progress and Innovation

“Any study of the history of technological development reveals that technological progress comes from doing things differently in an unpredictable way. Pocket calculators are not built with vacuum tubes. Supersonic flight is not achieved with prope