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Ed Schipul
Works at Schipul - The Web Marketing Company
Attended Texas A&M University
Lives in Houston, TX
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At CNX 2014 at Rice and getting pumped about the future of accessible, both physical and economical, tools available for learners. 
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Wow. You learn something new about Houston every day. Besides new weather daily.

The biggest little known fact I share with people is that we have walking tunnels throughout downtown to avoid the heat which is why you don't see people or cafes etc on the sidewalks.
 
"The city ran out of money in the Great Depression, so they didn't have the $8,000 needed to build the statues at the time," says Shuffield. "And by World War II, the materials needed to be used to build the statues were needed for the war effort." 

Also, 126 photo's of Houston going back to 1915
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A dated, but still relevant blog post. We still have an attention economy even if the attention trust didn't work out. And we still have a desire and need to visualize social interactions, the social graph, in a way that leads us to take action. From 2005 when I held a BOF at O'Reilly's Etech conference.
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There is a line, and it seems to me we've crossed it. These folks agree.
 
I am extremely proud and honoured to be part of this.
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Motorola just might be back in the innovation game. Scroll down to the video of the circular Android watch. Very cool stuff. 
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Android Wear is very exciting and has me considering wearing a watch like device for the first time in a decade. I'm not sure a circle LCD is innovative though. It will be interesting to see how smooth the radius actually becomes or if it is jagged since as far as I know pixels are still square.
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I guess I hadn't put that much thought into the semantics of the relationship between nerds and love. You have me thinking Mr. Block.
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Thanks Ed! If you haven't seen +PBS Idea Channel I suggest you do so asap. Tons of great material to look back at. This is right up your alley I think.
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The Internet of Things is coming

This is why I love Silicon Valley. I've given dozens of speeches about our book, "Age of Context," and only after speaking at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center, which is where Steve Jobs got the ideas for the original Macintosh) did a guy come up to me with a fist full of new small computers. 

These things don't just have their own ARM processor on them, but a radio and some memory as well, along with a couple of sensors. They are coming in 2014 to enable new kinds of "things." What kinds of things? Well, your shirt might have a computer built into it in the future.

"What about battery?" I asked.

Jeremy Walker, CEO of Iota (these are his hands and his computers) says that they already have the ability to generate power by movement or through solar (the generator would be on a separate chip). 

What was really mind blowing is that after he showed me these, he said "and here's our prototypes coming in 2015." Another hand, but these computers were less than half the size of the ones in the photo below.

http://www.iotacomputing.com/ has more on this interesting new startup.
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Look at those chips, they're tiny!
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CEO, Programmer, Speaker, Photographer
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Programming, NGOs, NTEN, Sociology, PR. Marketing, Photography, Hexacopters, Entrepreneurship, Drones, Aerial Photography, Robotics
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  • Schipul - The Web Marketing Company
    Web Marketing, Speaker, Photographer, Geek, 1997 - present
  • Schipul - The Web Marketing Company
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    1991 - 1993
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Founder of Tendenci.com and Schipul.com. Programming, NGOs, NTEN, Sociology, PR. Marketing, Photography, Hexacopters, entrepreneurship
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Trying to change the world, one open source project at a time. www.tendenci.org

http://tendenci.com (hosted version)
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One lucky guy with a beautiful wife, three kids, a dog, and some ungrateful fish.
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They have completely remodeled and it looks great! The first person to see me pull out my laptop volunteered the wifi password instead of waiting for me to ask. I asked if they minded if I plugged in? No problem. Courteous staff. The coffee is excellent as always. Then I pushed my luck a bit I suppose. I know I'm supposed to go to the bar to order and I needed a fresh cup the coffee. So I asked a server if it would be possible to order from where I was sitting without going up to the coffee bar again? (I had all of my electronics spread out.) The server, Melinda, (I asked her her first name later) said “sure.” Poof - the fresh cup of coffee was delivered. She even went back to get cream for me! I gave her a 5 and asked her to keep the change. The tip? She insisted on bringing me my change regardless. I know that pretty much everything Melinda did wasn't the usual. It was way above standard and done quietly and politely. You can't get this service at chain coffee shops. And then for her to decline the tip? Classy place. I highly recommend Waldos' Coffee Shop in the Heights. Excellent coffee. Quiet. The tables aren't crammed together. Just a great place to meet or hide in the corner and work on your laptop. PS - Of course I dashed up to the bar and put the change in the tip jar with a quick thank you. Rock on Waldos’!
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