January 1, 2014
"The role of software studies is not to answer these and many other questions about our new interactive world, but rather to articulate them and offer examples of how they can be approached."

The Algorithms of Our Lives - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

January 1, 2014
"But we have to accept the fundamental variability of the actual “software performances.” So rather than analyzing the code as an abstract entity, we may instead trace how it is executed, or “performed,” in particular user sessions. To use the terms from linguistics, rather than thinking of the code as language, we may want to study it as speech."

The Algorithms of Our Lives - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

January 1, 2014
"even if a program is relatively short and a cultural critic understands exactly what the program is supposed to do, this understanding of the logical structure of the program can’t be translated into envisioning the actual user experience."

The Algorithms of Our Lives - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

January 1, 2014
"The complexity and distributed architecture of contemporary large-scale software poses a serious challenge to the idea of “reading the code.”"

The Algorithms of Our Lives - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

December 30, 2013
The Algorithms of Our Lives - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

December 30, 2013
"58% of Spanish Internet users are on Facebook"

Facebook’s Cutesy Annual Report To Partners Reveals First Country-By-Country Mobile Stats | TechCrunch

December 28, 2013
UBot Studio: Build Web Automation and Marketing Software

4:30pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZXmuIw12YchVU
Filed under: software autonomy bots 
December 28, 2013
Official Blog: 2013 in Search: Heroes, tragedies and the Harlem Shake

4:30pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZXmuIw12YcRQV
Filed under: news 2013 
December 28, 2013
Dear Quartz, maybe it’s you that needs new glasses and a map. 2013 was not a lost year for tech — Tech News and Analysis

4:29pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZXmuIw12YcKDH
Filed under: news 2013 
December 28, 2013
Daring Fireball: 2013: The Year in Apple and Technology at Large

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Filed under: news 2013 
December 27, 2013
What does mobile scale mean? — Benedict Evans

December 22, 2013
Almost Human: The Surreal, Cyborg Future of Telemarketing - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic

7:52pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZXmuIw11_VraF
Filed under: software news 
December 18, 2013
(via Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life: Amazon.co.uk: J. Craig Venter: Books)

(via Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life: Amazon.co.uk: J. Craig Venter: Books)

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Filed under: software biology books 
December 17, 2013
"YouTube videos streamed by viewers devour more than half of Google’s world-wide network capacity"

Google, Facebook Push to Control Web’s Pipes - WSJ.com

December 16, 2013
"In the near future, almost everything will be made of computers — even small objects."

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm | VentureBeat | Dev | by John Koetsier