Hans Reiser Namesys The Reiser4 Filesystem on: Google TechTalks The ReiserFS project aims to add support for semi-structured data querying to the filesystem namespace. Reiser4 is the storage layer for this. It stores all files in a dancing (not balanced)tree, and is currently the overall fastest filesystem for traditional filesystem usage patterns.
35th Anniversary of the Intel(r) 4004 Microprocessor on: The Computer History Museum and the Intel Museum invite you to mark the 35th anniversary of one of the most important products in technology history. Introduced in November 1971, the Intel(r) 4004 microprocessor was an early and significant commercial product to embody computer architecture within a silicon device. And it started an electronics revolution that changed our world.
Adam Greenfield Keio University Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing on: A video of the talk Adam Greenfield gave at Keio University on July 15, 2006. The topic is Adam's recently published book Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing.
Jurassic Software: A Look Back at The Beginnings of Consumer Software on: The entrepreneurs who created the first consumer-software companies gather to reminisce about the early days and recall the lessons learned in the founding of a new industry. Scott Cook is co-founder of Intuit; Doug Carlston is co-founder of Broderbund Software; Trip Hawkins is founder of Electronic Arts and 3DO. Stewart Alsop was the publisher of P.C. Letter and founder of the Agenda and Demo conferences. Stewart will moderate an informal discussion of the beginnings of consumer software and the entrepreneurs have promised to bring pictures and products to show and tell for the audience.
Roger Stettner Advanced Scientific Concepts A Live Motion Portable 3D Video Camera on: Google TechTalks Advanced Scientific Concepts has developed a 3D camera unlike any other in existence. At video frame rates (30Hz) their solid-state flash LADAR system is able to simultaneously measure the distance to every point in the scene by recording the time-of-flight of a laser pulse. At full speed the camera collects 500,000 range points per second using a 1.57um eye-safe laser that has been successfully tested at distances greater than 5km.The entire system is the size of a shoebox and weighs only 12 pounds.
Jen Fitzpatrick Google The Science and Art of User Experience at Google on: Google Video Focus on the user and all else will follow. From its inception, Google has focused on providing the best user experience possible. Jen Fitzpatrick will take you through the art and science behind Google's design process and share examples of how design, usability and engineering come together in Google's unique culture to create great products.
Matthew Roughan University of Adelaide Privacy Preserving DataMining on: Google TechTalks The rapid growth of the Internet over the last decade has been startling. However, efforts to track its growth have often fallen afoul of bad data --- for instance, how much traffic does the Internet now carry? The problem is not that the data is technically hard to obtain, or that it does not exist, but rather that the data is not shared.
Documents, Data and People: World Wide Webs on: This talk will look at the design and growth of the World Wide Web, at the weblike connections between people, and toward a future of a web of machine-readable knowledge.
Barry Schwartz Swarthmore College The Paradox of Choice - Why More Is Less on: Google Video Barry Schwartz is a sociology professor at Swarthmore College and author of The Paradox of Choice. In this talk, he persuasively explains how and why the abundance of choice in modern society is actually making us miserable.
Carver Mead California Institute of Technology Carver Mead Receives National Medal of Technology at White House on: Caltech Carver Mead, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus, received the National Medal of Technology from President George W. Bush at a ceremony on Thursday. The award recognizes Mead for his contributions in microelectronics and information technology, including those that will eventually result in human-machine interfaces.
Team Server - Collaborate with Pleasure! Ajax Development with IntelliJ IDEA on: Google TechTalks The first presentation is completely dedicated to our new product Team Server, which has to bring to the whole team the same level of productivity as IDEA does for the individual developer. We will talk about continuous integration, server-side code analysis, peer-to-peer collaboration, and many other interesting things. The second presentation is dedicated to a lot of new and cool stuff in IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 related to Java.
Jim Nickerson APCT Energy Crisis Management - new ultracapacitor technology on: Google TechTalks A new ultracapacitor technology from APCT (US-Ukrainian start-up) provides an efficient, low cost means of managing power delivery for applications ranging from hand held devices to hybrid vehicles and power generating systems of all types. When integrated into battery powered devices, the APCT technology can extend battery life by as much as 400%, lowering the cost of batteries and reducing hazardous waste streams.
Pixels and Me on: Computers have revolutionized image media. Richard Lyon, one of the current pioneers of digital cameras, has found that several generations of pioneers in this field have been entangled with the terms picture element and pixel and that studying the history of the terminology is a fruitful approach to the history of the people and technology. Vladimir Zworykin's television research group at RCA popularized the term picture element in the 1930s, while the TV researchers at Bell Labs ignored that term, preferring image element. Fred Billingsley and others at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory developed computerized image processing and propagated the term pixel in the 1960s, while image processing researchers at Bell Labs ignored that term, preferring pel. In the early 1970s, pixel was spread through computer image processing publications from NASA, USC, IBM, Stanford, University of Missouri, and other places, eventually coming to be applied to elements of image sensor hardware, such as Lyon's optical mouse in 1980 and digital camera sensors more recently. Many of the people involved in this complex history have provided their personal recollections and documents to help piece the story together, and more such inputs will be solicited from the Computer History Museum audience.
Michael Rabin Harvard University Hyper-Encryption by Virtual Satellite on: Harvard University Michael Rabin, the T.J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Computer Science at Harvard, confronts the failure of computer systems to provide network security and, as a solution, presents the theory of hyper-encryption.
Jason Hickey California Institute of Technology Structured Programming for Reliable Systems on: Caltech Dr. Jason Hickey, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Caltech, presented this lecture as part of the 0.1 Seminar series. He discusses the basic issues in programming language design, and why the design automation problem remains unsolved despite considerable progress in the past 50 years. He also takes a brief look at the history of programming languages, including C and Scheme, and presents examples of work in open design platforms.
Daniel Masys University of California, San Diego Medical Informatics 1: Principles of Database Design on: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Medical Informatics is the science of organizing information to make it useful, to make it retrievable, so people can use it to solve health problems and understand health and disease better. It is the technology for implementing that science, such as databases, communication networks, and other forms of digital tools.
Three Decades of Innovation: Philippe Kahn's Personal Stories on: Join Philippe as he discusses three decades of history, vision, and innovation, from working on the Micral up through today's leading-edge camera phones and the revolution in telecommunications. Philippe will share his personal stories on how he started three successful high technology companies. This year marks the 20th anniversary since Philippe founded Borland. He'll look at success factors for starting a new company, how to build a vision into reality, as well as how to manage a growing and successful business, even when economic conditions are difficult. Philippe will also share his vision for the next few years. Don't miss this sure to be entertaining, informative, and very personal view.
The Rise of Silicon Valley: From Shockley Labs to Fairchild Semiconductor on: On February 13, 1956, co-inventor of the transistor William Shockley formally announced the establishment of Shockley Labs, Silicon Valley's first semiconductor company. In their modest Quonset hut laboratory on San Antonio Avenue in Mountain View, Shockley's hand-picked team of some of the nation's brightest young scientists and engineers developed innovative technologies and ideas that forever changed the way we live, work and play. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this pivotal event in the history of our region, join technology historian Michael Riordan in a conversation between early Shockley employees and associates Jim Gibbons, Jay Last, Hans Queisser, and Harry Sello.
An Evening with Carol Bartz on: Please join us for the Computer History Museum's ongoing Odysseys in Technology series featuring Carol Bartz, Chairman, CEO, and President of Autodesk, Inc. in conversation with veteran Silicon Valley author and journalist Michael Malone.
When Computers Were Human on: What did it mean to be a human computer? Who were the first ones? Before Palm Pilots and iPods, PCs and laptops, the term computer referred to people who did scientific calculations by hand. In his book When Computers Were Human, David Alan Grier, editor of IEEE Annals of History of Computing, offers the first in-depth account of these workers, who were neither calculating geniuses nor idiot savants but knowledgeable people who, in other circumstances, might have become scientists in their own right. Beginning with the return of Halley's Comet in 1758 and the effort of three French astronomers to compute its orbit to the UNIVAC electronic computer projecting its 1986 orbit, Grier traces human computers through the ages. Come join Grier, along with former computers, for this look into a little-known slice of high tech history.
Questions Answered on: Computer History Museum Stump the Professor! Don't miss this opportunity to ask Don Knuth anything and everything you ever wanted to know about computer programming. He will spontaneously answer all questions posed by the audience.