Friend on the tram is interested in 3D printing. With Shapeways, operating out of Netherlands, you can have your designs made! I find it amazing. See the how to video:
Joe Weinman invented the term ‘cloudonomics’ (a cross between cloud and freakonomics). Here he reveals the Lazy, hazy, crazy: the 10 laws of behavioural cloudonomics. Why whe don’t want to do do it; but why we will be doing it eventually.
In response and a clarion call to action comes from Bernard Golden who specialises in virtualisation and cloud computing. He writes in Cloud computing the dangers of irrational economics:
Cloud comptuing calls for visionary leadership with its eyes on the future and a willingness to upset the apple cart. Shrinking from its opportunities and challenges is a recipe for irrelevancy and obsolescence.
The Oatmeal specialises in a satirical take on human foibles.
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