Qlik could have forgotten the tired slogans — such as “data is the new currency” — at the recent Qlik Qonnections and gone straight for the what makes Qlik stand out. That starts with their tastiest, chewiest morsel: their apparently serious campaign for data literacy.… Read the rest
I can’t help but think of the street person with a sign saying, “Will work for food” when I read about an experiment conducted at bus stops in Finland.
Vassilis Kostakos at the University of Oulu in Finland and colleagues put up four large LCD touchscreens in bus stops and other busy public areas.… Read the rest
This post was originally published by TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) as a Flashpoint feature on January 12, 2018.
One recent sunny morning there was a traffic jam on Cottage Street, a narrow street within view of my house, aptly named for its width.… Read the rest
Robert Kaplan writes about foreign policy, but his warning about connectedness also cuts into our dreams of free-flowing connectedness at home in cities.
From Sunday’s New York Times review of his new book, The Return of Marco Polo’s World:
After the Cold War, many of us naively assumed that the communications revolution would be the vehicle through which the West would spread its values, attitudes and tastes to the rest of the world.
Back when autonomous cars first scratched at reality’s doorstep, someone loaded six labradors into a self-driving Prius. It rolled down the freeway and became one of the best pranks of the day. But laugh no more. Datadoodle’s bloodhound reporters have caught wind of a so-far unannounced Apple acquisition that enables self-walking dogs.… Read the rest
Cisco’s smart plumbing will feed Teradata’s brains, says last week’s announcement. That sounds like a no-brainer except for what Teradata only hints at.