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  • Book Review: Business Storytelling for Dummies

    Homer’s Odyssey was preserved through an oral tradition of storytelling. NPR listeners are familiar with StoryCorps, a show that features some of the 45,000 interviews recorded by the organization of the same name, and The Moth, another show that features unscripted storytelling. At the opposite end of this humane tradition is “Death by PowerPoint.” This… [Continue Reading]

    Book Review: Business Storytelling for Dummies
  • Feedspot: RSS Reader for Google Reader Diaspora

    Software review: Feedspot is one of several browser-based Really Simple Syndication (RSS) readers that offers features similar to Google Reader, and — this was critical for many users — includes Outline Processor Markup Language (OPML) import.

    Feedspot: RSS Reader for Google Reader Diaspora
  • Analyzing the Beast that is Cybersecurity

    What sort of beast is “cybersecurity” anyway? Failure Analysis Is it simply a variation of software failure?  According to this analysis, a security lapse is a software engineering failure, not technically different from an unintended “404″ error or an “uncaught” exception. Protection Analysis Is it simply a failure to implement corrective measures? This analysis likens… [Continue Reading]

    Analyzing the Beast that is Cybersecurity
  • Celebrity’s Anonymous Pen Name ‘Outted’ by Software

    The role that software plays in stylistic analysis of text is perhaps less surprising to high school and college students than to the general public. The former must submit essays they write to style analysis performed by software which looks for plagiarism and sometimes also makes quality assessments. In the recent outing of J.K. Rowling… [Continue Reading]

    Celebrity’s Anonymous Pen Name ‘Outted’ by Software