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Book Review: Pattern Recognition

For a book review in a publication dedicated to art directors and graphic designers, sci-fi author William Gibson is a seemingly odd choice. Gibson, who in 1984 gave us the groundbreaking Neuromancer, coined now commonplace terms like “cyberspace” and “the matrix” years before

Inside a cloud factory

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Thoreau’s quote from the 19th century seems especially fitting in the 21st. Cloud Computing

Boom and Bust

Boom and Bust

Business , Social Jun 06, 2002

From supernovae to Silicon Valley, the whole universe has rules to follow. Breaking those rules may lead to disaster—not breaking them will lead to stagnation. Boom and bust: the words conjure black and white images of giddy 1929 flappers, flasks