Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-08-19
- Could ‘explorable explanations’ help tell a new kind of story? – Columbia Journalism Review
“I’m a bee,” says Case. “I cross-pollinate fields.”
It only took Oz govt transformation bods 6 months and $700k to report that blockchain ain’t worth the effort • The RegisterHe also reiterated the relentless nature of the vendor push. “A lot of the big vendors are pushing blockchain very hard, and internationally most of the hype around blockchain is coming from vendors and companies, not from governments and users and deliverers of services.” Power Causes Brain Damage – The AtlanticLess able to make out people’s individuating traits, they rely more heavily on stereotype. And the less they’re able to see, other research suggests, the more they rely on a personal “vision” for navigation. John Stumpf saw a Wells Fargo where every customer had eight separate accounts. (As he’d often noted to employees, eight rhymes with great.) “Cross-selling,” he told Congress, “is shorthand for deepening relationships.” Jay Eaton ? on Twitter: “90% of graffiti added to video game environments bothers the hell out of me and this is WHY… “
Here’s a weird mix of doing some football photography for my oldest child’s team and taking part in some odd photography assignments that are part of the course I’m co-teaching at VCU. There was enough random photos going on that I started a separate instagram account for it. I also managed to get blocked by instagram for using hashtags in a way that seemed robotic. That was eventually overturned but did remind me how much I dislike the service. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @twwoodward on Sep 3, 2019 at 3:23am PDT View this post on Instagram #phomag_hunt #groups A post shared by @ twwoodward on Aug 29, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT View this post on Instagram Jalapeño A post shared by @ twwoodward on Sep 7, 2019 at 6:02am PDT
Sasha Perigo on Twitter: “Today in our apocalyptic hell world: my roommate’s employer mailed her a solar panel and a personal generator to make sure she could keep working if she experiences one of the rolling blackouts.” / Twitter Corals | 3D Digitization In the future, everyone is going to be a software engineer, but only a few will learn how to code. — QuartzA new industry is emerging (pdf) to serve the Morts of the world by designing and selling what are called no-code or low-code platforms. Companies like Caspio, QuickBase, Appian, and Mendix are creating visual interfaces that enable people to essentially snap together blocks of software, and bypass the actual lines of code underlying those blocks (skilled developers can also dive into the code). With basic training, a non-technical employee can rapidly assemble software tools that solve business problems ranging from simple database queries to applications lashing together multiple legacy enterprise applications. — Yahoo pipes was so ahead of its time.