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Paul Graham, Scott Adams, and Ideas

Two writers I didn't expect alignment from: Scott Adams, 2010, on the Internet buzz about the prospect of a Dilbert movie: Evaluating whether an idea is good enough for a movie is a

Jailbreaking iOS 8

Back when I had older iPhones, I jailbroke them (circumvented Apple’s software approval process) to get all the features it didn’t currently support: a dimmer, warmer screen at night, file management,

Keyboards and Assembly Lines

There’s some great writing out there on how technology interacts with education, but every now and then I see something that really misses the mark. This episode: Edukwest, “With the Coding Hype

Test-Driven Education

When we teach students math, algebra in particular, we generally tell them, “check your work.” It just occurred to me that this is similar to software testing. Testing in software (ish): Write a

Meteor and Optimizing the Prototype Funnel

Meteor hit 1.0 yesterday, and the comments on Hacker News were mixed. Some people congratulated the team, but others questioned the value of the tool. I think the criticism comes from a