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Anti-Buzz: Public Journaling

October 25, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. Something very important: software metaphors. Another piece of metaphorless software that you are likely familiar with, Facebook. Even with ‘book’ in its name, Facebook, and social […]

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Anti-Buzz: Communications Breakdown

October 18, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. Why do computers lie to us? Why don’t they always listen to us? Well, they don’t lie to us exactly, and they can’t really ignore us, […]

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Anti-Buzz: You are the Cloud

October 11, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. The Buzz: A person is smart, but people are stupid. I’ll openly admit that when I first came here I didn’t quite know what to tell […]

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Anti-Buzz: It’s so easy.

September 27, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it.   The Buzz: Tablets are going to kill the traditional PC The Anti-Buzz: No, it’s true. If you are my age it is inevitable that the […]

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Anti-Buzz: Traveling Salesman (Again)

September 13, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. So here’s something fun. I’ve talked about the travelling salesman problem before. On one hand I should probably be happy that a serious Computer Science topic […]

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Anti-Buzz: Judo

September 6, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. When I’m thinking about modern technology but I’m not waxing philosophic about it here, I’m usually thinking about digital products – music, movies, photos, games, software […]

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Anti-Buzz: Anti-Internetism

August 9, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it.   The AntiBuzz: Anti-Internetism —About ten years ago I was studying film in college and we were lectured on how ideology can be encoded into art. […]

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Anti-Buzz: Corollaries

August 2, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it.   When was the last time somebody called your office and asked for directions? When was the last time a patient showed up late, (or not […]

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Anti-Buzz: Patient Records Revisited

July 26, 2014

  Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. BIG NEWS, We may have to wait a bit longer for some new Anti Buzz articles as Andrew just became a new father. Congratulations. That […]

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Anti-Buzz: Driver’s Arithmetic

July 19, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. This article from early 2013 0n driverless cars is even more relevant today. BIG NEWS, We may have to wait a bit longer for some new […]

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Anti-Buzz: The Bicycle Super Highway

July 12, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. BIG NEWS, We may have to wait a bit longer for some new Anti Buzz articles as Andrew just became a new father. Congratulations. That means […]

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Anti-Buzz: Stylus Pens

July 5, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it: This one from last year is interesting considering that one of the major selling points of the new SurfacePro 3 is the stylus.   The Buzz: […]

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Anti-Buzz: Broken Windows

June 28, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it: No, not that Windows; these. The broken windows theory of crime is not something I would profess to be an expert on, but the idea is […]

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Anti-Buzz: Wish Fulfillment

June 21, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it: So I like to harp about statistics and science and how they get portrayed in common media. This stuff matters to to you, of course, because […]

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Anti-Buzz: Operating Systems

June 14, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it:   The Buzz: Operating Systems are a brand, inseparable from the machine they are sold with. The Anti-Buzz: Operating Systems are just mediators, and more interchangeable […]

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Anti-Buzz: Twenty Questions

May 31, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it: Computers generally run in a binary fashion, that is to say for any situation there are only two possible answers or next steps. How does that […]

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Anti-Buzz: Do computers age?

May 24, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it: The Buzz: Our expectations change too fast, and we dismiss machines too quickly. The Anti-Buzz: Our expectations change not because of new hardware, but […]

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Anti-Buzz: HBO’s Silicon Valley

May 3, 2014

HBO is currently running the first season of “Silicon Valley”, and now is as good a time as any to “anti-buzz” its depiction of the software engineering industry. It was pointed out to me that for decades television shows have been mangling the professions of cop, lawyer, and doctor en masse, so in as much […]

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Anti-Buzz: XP Retired

April 26, 2014

I’m going to keep it simple and practical this week. Last time I mentioned in passing that Windows XP support has ended. I thought I would give a run down of what this might mean for you and others. In anti-buzz fashion, I’ll take the position that I’m trying to talk you down from your […]

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Anti-Buzz: Data Smog

April 12, 2014

In case you missed it, Anti Buzz from April 2013: I’m not a social scientist, but I play one on the Internet. And so does everyone else. Which is sort of the problem with the Internet. If you’ve read my articles even a little bit, you know I’m pretty much a wild optimist about the positive […]

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