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Fredric Paul
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Conventional wisdom holds that playing video games helps turn kids into programmers. If only. Turns out that MAKING video games, not just playing them, is the real key.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg credits video games with turning him into a programmer. But he knows the reality is more complicated.
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For one thing, they'd be advised NOT to call the next version Google Glass.
Google is reportedly rethinking everything about its failed augmented reality headset. That's a good thing, but it may not be enough.
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My latest for Network World addresses the issue of the consolidation of power in just a few big Web companies.r
Google's 'buy' button and Facebook's Instant Stories underscore the incredible dominance of a few a big online companies.
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From Google's "bench" team, to Hooli's "rest & vest" to NYC's "rubber rooms" and Japan's salarymen "window gazers," it seems there's a proud tradition of being paid to do nothing in both satire and reality. My latest for Network World.
It turns out Google has a "bench" program for execs—just like Hooli does in HBO's Silicon Valley.
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Many large companies "haven't written a line of code in 15 years," says EMC president Jeremy Burton. That could cause big issues as developer increasingly rule IT.
As the so-called information generation places new demands on companies, many admit that they lack the ability to respond.
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I know! Let's pay coders really huge salaries and give them loads of perks, benefits, and long-term job security. Who's with me?
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What climate change can teach us about gender discrimination and Ellen Pao's Kleiner Perkins lawsuit
Ellen Pao lost her case against her former employer, but that doesn't mean women don't face real obstacles in the tech world.
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The "gig economy" is all over the news these days. Some love its flexibility, others say it exploits workers. And it's not clear whether it's legal. My latest for Network World.
A Miami auto-accident threatens to upend the business model of Uber, along with many of its competitors and similar services in the sharing economy.
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Microsoft has a long and unpleasant history of making OS upgrades and updates difficult and expensive. But by promising not to let mobile carriers stymie Windows 10 updates, the company seems to be changing course in a positive way. My latest for Network World.
By wresting control of Windows 10 mobile updates away the carriers, Microsoft continues to show that it's learned from decades of mistakes surrounding OS updates.
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From a billion CD-ROMs to The Huffington Post, AOL has been through a lot, and represents the best and worst of the Internet age.
With the news that Verizon is buying AOL, it's time to look back at all the joy the company has brought to the world over the past couple decades.
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Bottom line, change is hard. And DevOps changes everything.
At the IEEE's recent DevOps Unleashed Symposium, experts discussed why so many people resist DevOps.
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Tip #1: if you're only bringing one device, make sure it's a phablet!
I was worried that traveling lightly with a single device would be too limiting, but it turns out that getting by is surprisingly easy.
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Sometimes, vagueness and case-by-case responses are the best way to deal with change and uncertainty. We're about to to find out if that's true for Net Neutrality. My latest for Network World.
The Commission’s 400-page document somehow still leaves lots of room for interpretation. And that could be the point!
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    Editor in Chief, 2014 - present
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The MoMA is justly famous for its amazing collection of art. And it deserves that reputation. But its customer service leaves much to be desired. Art lovers are treated like cattle, waiting in hour-long lines to check bags, for example. And just try to get close to the most popular pieces of art. You're likely to be jostled out of the way by a over-eager tourists and whiny children. If the art collection wasn't one of the best in the world, I'd probably never go back.
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