Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • Mobile Trends 2020: compiled by Rudy De Waele.
  • Web 2010 Predictions: by John Battelle. Among them: “2010 will mark the beginning of the end of US dominance of the web. I am not predicting the decline of the US Internet market, but rather its eclipse in size and overall influence by other centers of web economies.”
  • Enterprise Software Systems: by Tim Bray, on how not to do things.
  • A Guide to the Cosmos, in Words and Images: from the New York Times. About ““Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle,” by Michael Benson.
  • To be a great engineer: A friend suggested an excerpt from this commencement speech from 2008 by Jeong Kim, President of Bell Laboratories. “To be a great engineer is to embrace wonder, to follow where your curiosity leads, and to act with passion and conviction on the insights that follow…The case of Sharad Ramanathan reminds me that to be a great engineer is to travel outside your own comfort zone, to explore alternative paradigms, to open yourself to alternative fields of knowledge.”