There are several paragraphs of text here, but the “tldr” is that although many systems increase in value dramatically in a superlinear manner with increasing scale, such as when there are economies of scale or network effects, we should be mindful that typically the value of data scales in a sublinear, logarithmic way. If … Continue reading The Unit Economics and Scaling of Data
This is an overview of a proposed self-study curriculum and reading list to teach the fundamentals of photography. I am a student of visual art and photography, and people often ask me "What camera should I buy." My answer is almost uniformly, "Don't buy a new camera, your phone already more than you need, just read … Continue reading What camera should I buy? Or a self-study curriculum of introductory books for photography beginners
What is an EMR? An Electronic Medical Record, although the acronym is also often used to refer to an electronic medical record system, a computer program or whole IT infrastructure for keeping track of medical records. Still confused about what an EMR is? Check out this infographic from HeathIT.gov: Or this one from Dell: Want … Continue reading EMR Infographics
At the end of WW2, the Philippines was flooded with jeeps left by the departing US Army. As a testament to Filipino creativity and mechanical ingenuity, many of these were extended into little buses, or as they are known in the Philippines, jeepneys, and have become a major part of Filipino culture and piece … Continue reading Stainless Steel Jeeps
National Geographic has a nice bulleted summary of 7 Takeaway points on the Supreme Court ruling on the unpatentability of naturally occurring genes. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130614-supreme-court-gene-patent-ruling-human-genome-science/ One thing that is apparent from watching this process is that it would be really good to have someone with a real technical background on the Supreme Court. They hear a … Continue reading The Supreme Court and Myriad’s Patent on Disease Associated Genes
I've written a little bit in the past about how to get medical videos from online onto your local machine. However, I thought it was a good time to write a little bit more about it. If anyone has better suggestions, I'd love to hear them. These are some free and relatively simple options for … Continue reading Educational videos onto your iPad
Jon Gottfried has written a little bit about his experience developing for Google Glass. Unfortunately, although he makes a few good points, such as the nerdgasm he gets from working on new technology that will potentially change how people interact with the world, he is remarkable light on details, which maybe ironically makes it more … Continue reading DEVELOPING APPLICATIONS FOR GLASS IS ACTUALLY MORE SIMILAR TO BUILDING A WEBSITE THAN IT IS TO BUILDING AN ANDROID APPLICATION.