Category Archives: Internet & Technology
“What is Amazon.com’s biggest advantage over its competition? One-click ordering? The ability to go shopping in your pajamas? Its enormous selection? Those all play a role, but Christopher Caldwell thinks the real answer is the fact that Amazon’s customers mostly don’t have to pay state sales tax:”
Wolfram, the company behind the Mathematica computational software and the Wolfram Alpha “computational knowledge” search engine, has released a new document format today – the Computable Document Format (CDF). As the name suggests, the CDF aims to bring real-time interactivity and computational power to documents, by enabling them to include a variety of graphs and formulas.
This makes a “computable” document quite different than a “print” document. The information isn’t fixed but can be manipulated by the reader. Unlike static formats, CDFs are “as interactive as apps, yet as everyday as documents,” say Wolfram. “Central to the concept are knowledge apps, interactive diagrams, or info apps – the live successors of traditional diagrams and infographics.”
The Minnesota Freshman Republican Senate Choir
From their basement tapes recording. What harmony!
“If America now ranks as the 5th best country in which to run a business, 23rd in infrastructure, 49th in life expectancy and so on, can we still call it #1? And if the American Dream is slipping out of people’s grasps (as we discussed in our first special “Restoring the American Dream“), what can we do to put America back on top in every category?”
Cupertino, CA that is.
The city of Stevens Point recently won the Gold Star Award of Excellence from the Academy of Visual Arts’ 17th Annual Communicator Awards. A great intuitive website. A pleasure to navigate. Powered by CivicPlus, who states, “We create community engagement tools. Our online solutions have the power to transform the way your community does business.” I like their attitude.
Well done, Stevens Point.