The world behind the scenes in Montreal is wondrous. Remixing technology, art, business, careers, French and English, but most of all an avant-garde creative force that shook the planet—and will again—I thought it time to take an account inspired by what the book What the Doormou
Recently I was in touch with a new startup in Montreal called Flightfox whose model is to shop around a user’s flight itinerary to a group of “flight hacking” experts who themselves are the ones that take advantage of a decade’s worth of computer-based innovati
Ray Kurzweil likes to talk about the Singularity, that, depending on who you ask (mythical?), point in time after which technology will have gotten so advanced that there will be a break, a point-of-no-return, an acceleration whereby humans will be out of the loop, or at least will no
Automated PDF (&/or online content) production from a single source to multiple outputs is key for any modern information purveyor—and key really to an efficient software development house as technical documentation is quite often not thought about until (too?) late in the process
Writing, reading, thought and language are so intimately human that it can be jarring to think about writing for, well, the machine. As much as technology has advanced, and will advance, it still seems like real understanding of the same nature as what happens in a human mind –
There is a backroom in most organizations now where the so-called magic happens. Where algorithms are composed and compiled and which is getting increasingly hard to penetrate. The systems being used to direct this work, which is increasingly esoteric as it is constantly altered and m
While your iPhone may already be the remote control to your life, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Just look at what IFTTT means to the web. For those still uninitiated, IFTTT strings together web services such as Facebook, Craigslist, Skydrive, through their APIs with simple if/else
I am a writer, web developer, and consultant with over 20 years experience. I have served small, medium, and up to very large clients. These include billion dollar tech companies such as Autodesk and the highest profile production houses like Moment Factory: who worked on the Super Bowl show with Madonna.