The Digital World of Media

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Wed, 05/19/2010 - 22:32

 My first interest in computers, programming, etc. was video games. It made for an obvious choice when I went into college. A Computer Science curriculum however has much more to do with math than video games. Conceptually there is some overlap, but most of what you learn and do is more like math than anything most people would associate with video games. That is a major weed out factor in would-be CS graduates. You like video games or computers? Great. You like thinking and learning mathematical concepts? No? GTFO.

Data Visualization

Submitted by Shawn Conn on Mon, 05/03/2010 - 15:00

 I saw this the other day and that it was cool. Google in their quest for world domination/organizing information, has possibly bought another company that makes 3D multitouch desktops. Ever since I saw multi-touch demos around 2007, I've figured that was going to be the future of computing. And while I'm pretty skeptical of bringing computer desktops to 3D, that's because I'm a power user.