Mark Zuckerberg says “I can’t wait to get my own [Google Glass],” I am also looking forward to the day when it becomes available at a price, I can afford. But for now it is out of reach as Google says
We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. We’d love to make everyone an Explorer, but we’re starting off a bit smaller. We’re still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting. Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.
This blog entry is in response to a blog by Udacity. I joined the CS101 when it was first offered but to this day, I have yet to take exam.
I seriously want to learn how to write software program but I end up doing very little progress towards my objective. There are long gaps in learning the subject. This blog from Udacity offers some tips on how to be a motivated learner in 2013.
I think the most suitable tip for me is “Buddy System”, which says
Pair up with a friend and share your learning goals with each other. Check in with your ‘buddy’ regularly (every day or every week) and hold each other accountable for meeting the interim milestones you’ve set. I have really seen this work when I started running; getting up at 6am to run 5 miles is a lot easier to do when there’s someone waiting for you on the trail — it keeps you accountable.
Now a days, I am passing through a very pleasant and a very surprised experience. My employers have sold their business and I am partly free and running my office routines from the comfort of my home i-e I am enjoying SOHO – small office, home office experience.
I have bought recently a used laptop – HP Elitebook 2530P, a really small executive book that I am enjoying doing all office work right from the top of my lap. Thanks to internet, I am using free google applications such as email, calendar, drive, todoist, wave accounting, zoho wiki, anymeeting to name a few.
Besides the above, I have time to surf the web, write this blog, thinking new projects (not yet decided) and many more things.
The experience is not bad at all or even boring because one can meet with friends online, exchange of emails, research an idea or even download cam version of Skyfall to watch lateron, might be tomorrow.
Internet is disrupting everything, be it socializing, business meetings, talking to someone far away, education etc. The pace of change is fast enough to catch up. In this new era of ubiquitous internet, all you need, is a laptop and a connection to internet. The world will be with you.
We believe university-level education can be both high quality and low cost. Using the economics of the Internet, we’ve connected some of the greatest teachers to hundreds of thousands of students in almost every country on Earth. Udacity was founded by three roboticists who believed much of the educational value of their university classes could be offered online for very low cost. A few weeks later, over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled in our first class, “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.” The class was twice profiled by the New York Times and also by other news media. Now we’re a growing team of educators and engineers, on a mission to change the future of education.
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
It takes more than a big idea and a thorough business plan to start a new business. Most entrepreneurs aren’t quite sure what else it takes until they’re well underway, and many are shocked to discover important elements of startup success that they simply hadn’t considered at all.
But it is also of no use when you don’t have the basic knowledge about the business model. Fortunately, there is no dearth of such learning opportunities. Here are some
Latest in the realm of marketing is internet marketing because
It is free. Most of young generation are on the net. It is relatively easy to manage a media campaign. It is not restricted to one type of campaign e.g written or motion picture or graphics only. It is multimedia i- e simultaneously using all in one campaign free or at a fraction of cost relative to traditional advertising campaign.
Artificial Intelligence popularly known as AI is not only confined to Robotics. It is being used to write stories. Here is an excerpt from an article.
“Narrative Science has developed a technology solution that creates rich narrative content from data. Narratives are seamlessly created from structured data sources and can be fully customized to fit a customer’s voice, style and tone. Stories are created in multiple formats, including long form stories, headlines, Tweets and industry reports with graphical visualizations.”
The Narrative Science technology could potentially impact many corners of the writing trade. The company has a long list of stories they can computerize: sports stories, financial reports, real estate analyses, local community content, polling & elections, advertising campaign summaries sales & operations reports and market research.
The program was the result of a collaboration between McCormick and Medill School of Journalism. To create the software, Hammond and Birnbaum and students working in McCormick’s Intelligent Information Lab created algorithms that use statistics from a game to write text that captures the overall dynamic of the game and highlights the key plays and players. Along with the text is an appropriate headline and a photo of what the program deems as the most important player in the game.”
I have number of blogs and it is really very difficult for me to keep posting to all of them different pieces. Sometimes, even it is difficult to regularly post to my this blog. While searching for tips on writing ideas, I came across Scott Berkun. He says
The first goal is to get one word on the page. It can be any word, but you have to choose it, and put it down. I’m partial to the ridiculous, so for me it’s often Papaya, Pomegranate or Throat-warbler-man-grove (If you’re thinking that’s not a word, go back two paragraphs). If one word was easy, go for two. Still feeling lucky? Go for a small sentence. It doesn’t matter what the words are, but get them down. Write the lyrics to the song on the radio, the names of people you’ve slept with, your favorite Dr. Seuss lines, it just doesn’t matter. Once all the magic muscles in your little fingers get going, you’ll soon find yourself, in between rounds of one fish blue fish, writing some intelligent things. If it peters out, repeat. Return to the unit of writing anyone can do, and build up again.