I often get carried away as I read, posting information to the drafts section of this blog – for future repurposing. And then I visit the admin page to discover a lot of links that have lost their relevance. I just flushed the backlog this morning – but these three links are definitely worth sharing for posterity.

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Number One – Big Data Gone Wild

Click through to the link – and watch the video. Discovered through a reference from my new VRM buddies.

Ordering Pizza | American Civil Liberties Union


Number Two – The Internet of Things

“Obviously, Silicon Valley is all over this,” O’Reilly said. “But I think they are missing the point. They are creating some gadgets, but they aren’t thinking about systems.”

Tim O’Reilly: Silicon Valley is massively underestimating the impact of IoT


Number Three – Breaking Into Tech

… good advice if you are wondering how to break into Tech. I am often disappointed by how LITTLE curiosity there is in the world ….

Don’t bother with tech if you’re not truly animated by the unknown, the possible and the improbable. I don’t just mean curious about solving problems “at scale,” as technologists like to say. I mean your curiosity about big data or building a useful service for millions of people must also extend to being curious about the people you work with, how your executives make decisions, how the company culture works (and how it came to be), what the competitors are up to, and even how you yourself use, and view, technology. You have to be curious enough to undo received wisdom and knotty processes to break new paths and recognize their value.

How to “Get into Tech” If You’re Not an Obvious Fit — Backchannel — Medium.