Security backlash in the henhouse

The flock is surprised. A chain link fence blocks their access to the front yard.

I had a grand plan, but something happened. I was going to automate my little hobby henhouse. I created a video and a blog post where I reached out to all of you for support. And you responded: you sent me comments and blog posts. Henrik Söderqvist went as far…

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The fail fast fallacy

A bunch of lemmings rushing over the edge of the abyss. Is this how the fail fast people treat innovations?

Is fail fast a fallacy? It didn’t take long before Microsoft had to take Tay offline. The story made a big splash online, with many news sites writing about it and friends alerting friends on social media. Business Insider wrote that it was “hugely embarrassing for the company.” Wall Street…

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Technology permeats innovation

An engineer in the throes of innovation?

Casimir Artmann asked “is this innovation” on his blog. This sparked a debate on Yammer (sorry, internal, cannot share it with you) about what the IT department can do in the innovation space. One of the commenters pointed out that innovation cannot start in IT. It has to flow from…

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Worthless ideas and valuable innovation

Ideas as lightbulbs. How much are they worth?

Information is so durable that not even a black hole can destroy it. So what happens with a ubiquitous commodity that is more durable than even space itself? It quickly becomes worthless, even worse than worthless. Consider ideas: no sooner do people come up with ideas than they try to…

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Innovation – Resistance is Futile

Resistance is futile

The great white sharks have been swimming in the oceans for eons, some sixteen million years at least. Will the great whites be disrupted from the oceanic ecosystem after having survived so many changes in the past? It does not seem very likely. Nor did it seem very likely to…

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Social innovation and tech go hand-in-hand

Voters queuing in western Herat

Innovation is not just about doing new things, it is about doing new things and getting better results. In corporations, successful innovation leads to new revenue, lower costs and higher profits based on new and improved products based on changed operating models powered — more often than not — by…

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Automated Bug Fixing, Innovation and the Small World of SE Research

With automated bug fixing, we can automatically fix 50% of all bugs at a cost of $8. A fantastic research result from the small world of Software Engineering research. But how can we turn these inventions into innovations? References

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