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Ted Tschopp
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Green Honey

Chinese colors and English Colors plotted together.
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His And Hers Colors – Popular Color Names By Gender Preference

Guys don't know the names of colors.  Quantitative Proof.
Share: Twitter Facebook Email. His And Hers Colors. Popular Color Names By Gender Preference. Read More! Copyright © 2009 - 2014 Stephen Von Worley.
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Should publishers really think 'mobile-first'?

Mobile isn't a smaller version of the same thing that came before.  Like the film industry 80 years ago, we are filming operas and plays and thinking we have a mature movie industry.
One the big assumptions about publishing today is that mobile consumption is going up and desktop consumption is going down.
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HTML5 finalized, finally

This is a really big deal.  Many browsers have been shipping with partial support, now the race is on to be the first company to fully support the full specification at speed.
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Six Colors: Samsung dims the lights on LEDs

"These companies are abandoning LED light bulbs because the market is apparently transforming into a low-price, low-margin business."


This is amazing news.  I can hardly wait to start seeing the expensive internet connected bulbs being dirt cheap.  This will change the way most people will light their houses.
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On HTML5 and the Group That Rules the Web

It is worth understanding both what HTML5 is and who controls the W3C. And it is worth knowing a little bit about the mysterious, conflict-driven cultural process whereby HTML5 became a “recommendation.
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How Medieval-Style Guilds Will Remake the Tech Behind Facebook and Google | WIRED

I have always thought that returning to the idea of guilds is a good idea.  This way complex operations like technology shops can come together to figure out how best to run their trade and hone their operations in ways they couldn’t hone them on their own.
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IBM Launching Web-Based Email Service

IBM announces web based email a decade late and then decides to make users wait longer for access.  There was probably a better way to launch this.
Company to Offer IBM Verse Free to Individuals and Hopes to Sell Commercial Version to Businesses
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED

"The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This is a big deal, and now it's here."


At some point a fast algorithm will be seen as AI even if it really isn't.  This is a good read from a smart author.
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This is a big deal, and now it's here.
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Technoliteracy
I wrote up some essential skills for tomorrow. What am I missing?

• Anything you buy, you must maintain. A purchase is just the beginning.  You can expect to devote as much money/time in maintaining a technology as you did in acquiring and installing it.
• Acquire at the last possible moment. Technologies improve so fast you should postpone getting anything until 5 minutes before you need it. Then accept the fact that anything you buy is already obsolete.
• You will be newbie forever. Get good at the beginner mode: learning new programs, asking dumb questions, making stupid mistakes, soliciting help. 
• Often learning a new tool requires unlearning old ones. The habits of using a land line phone don't work in email or cell phone. The habits of email don't work in twitter. The habits of twitter won't work in what is next. Try to leave the old habits behind when venturing to new forms.
• Take sabbaticals. Once a week let go of your tools. Once a year take a break from the whole system gracefully. Once in your life step back completely and turn everything off until your soul says to turn it back on. You'll return with renewed enthusiasm and perspective.
• Keep it easy to switch. You will leave the tool you are using today at some time in the near future. How easy will it be to leave? If leaving forces you to leave all your data behind, or to learn a new way of typing, or to surrender four other technologies you were still using, then maybe this is not the best one to start.

• Quality is not always related to price. Sometimes expensive gear is better, sometimes the least expensive is best for you. Most folks don’t ever use the premium features they paid for. And 95% of most tools are abandonded before they wear out. Quality is related to your personal use.
• For every expert opinion that you find online, seek out an equal but opposite expert opinion somewhere else. Don’t rely on  raves only.  If you have not heard any negatives, you have not yet found all the opinions.
• You don’t need to understand the mechanics of a new technology before you start using it.  The best way to understand it is to use it.
• Tools are metaphors that shape how you think. What embedded assumptions does the new tool make? Does it assume right-handedness, or literacy, or a password, or a place to throw it away? Where the defaults are set can reflect a tool's bias. You should ask yourself what does this technology assume?
• What other thing do you give up? This one has taken me a long time to learn. The only way to take up a new technology is to reduce an old one in my life already. Social media, for instance, must come at the expense of something else I was doing -- even if it just daydreaming.
• Every new technology will bite back. The more powerful its gifts, the more powerfully it can be abused. Look for its costs.
• Risks are relative. The risks of a new technology can’t be evaluation alone; they must be compared to the risks of the older technology, or no technology. For instance the risks of a new dental MRI must be compared to the risks of an old x-ray, or to the risks of no x-ray and getting cavities. The costs of the new must be compared to costs of the old. 
• Be suspicious of any technology that requires walls to prevent access. If you can’t fix it, modify it or hack it yourself, that is a  sign.
* Teaching others what you learn (like posting solutions to things you figured out) is the best way to keep learning about a technology yourself.
• The proper response to a stupid technology is not to outlaw it but to make a better one yourself, just as the proper response to a stupid idea is not to outlaw it but to replace it with a better idea.
• Nobody has any idea of what a new invention will really be good for, including its inventors. You can’t evaluate new things by merely thinking about them. To evaluate, try it, then think.
• The second order effects of technology usually only arrive when everyone has one, or it is present everywhere. Drones are cool, but what if everyone has one hovering over their shoulder?
• The older the technology, the more likely it will continue to be useful. It may need to find a more limited new job, but don’t dismiss it. Some of the best new things are old things re-imagined.
• Find the minimum amount of technology that will maximize your options.
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  • Southern California Edison
    Mobility Architect, 1999 - present
    Architect responsible for providing leadership with strategic and actionable guidance focusing on all areas of the mobile ecosystem. Perform technology watch functions keeping abreast of latest developments in the mobile ecosystem. Communicate with major stake holders, executives, and senior management regarding mobile capabilities, their maturity, and technical issues and risks. Work with operational and governance stakeholders, vendors, employees, third parties, and all levels of management to develop solutions that ensure stakeholder buy-in in the mobile ecosystem. Represent SCE’s mobility interests on the Utility Information Technology Benchmark (UNITE) group. Accountable for reference architectures associated with the mobile ecosystem.
  • TheOneRing / Enthusiast Inc.
    Founder, 1999 - 2004
    Founded the most popular website dedicated to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings. Developed and sold content management system with features that included article, multimedia, quotes, links, events, marketplace, profile, forums, social network, and syndication management.
  • The Dohring Company
    Director of Technical Services, 1995 - 1999
    Directed the creation of market research studies from survey creation, to call center operations, through report writing with a staff of over 50 individuals. Collaborated with Director of Sales on forecasting demand. Collaborated with Director of Quality to ensuring customer satisfaction and the delivery of a quality product. Worked daily with founder and CEO. Reported to senior executives.
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I am the Mobility Domain Architect for Southern California Edison(SCE), one of the United States largest investor-owned utilities with a service territory of over 50,000 square miles consisting of 430 cities, who are home to nearly 14 million people. In this role am responsible for providing major stake holders, executives, and senior management with strategic and actionable guidance focusing on the maturity and technical issues and risks associated with mobile ecosystems. Recently we have moved off the Blackberry platform over to Citrix XenMobile and Apple iOS phones as well as implementing a very successful BYOD program. I have been at SCE for over a decade and have focused on my career on Mobile, Web, Portal, Search, and Enterprise 2.0 technologies.

Before working at Edison, I owned my own business which was featured in Wired Magazine. I founded the largest community website focused on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Prior to this I worked in for a market research company focusing on the automotive industry.

I love working in technology as it provides me with the opportunity to watch the future unfold. Some of the things I have worked on were considered science-fiction when I was in school. This means I get to work on hard problems with brilliant people using complex and cool tools.

I’m always interested in hearing from former colleagues, managers, or just interesting people, so feel free to contact me if you’d like to connect.

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I was written up in Wired Magazine
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