2005 - May
Reflections on challenges to the goal of invisible computing
by Arun Kumar Tripathi
May 2005"Technology becomes subordinate to values through economics, government, or the professions. Our biggest problem is learning to recognize that we do have options, albeit often limited ones. Our tendency is to just create more technology rather than ask why." (Carl Mitcham, as he articulates the thesis of Albert Borgmann on the relationship between contemporary technologies and human values)
A software fix towards fault-tolerant computing
by Goutam Kumar Saha
May 2005This article describes a low cost software technique for transient fault detection and fault tolerance in a processing system. The random errors caused by potential transients, Electrical Fast Transients (EFT) can be controlled by this proposed technique. Transient errors, if present, are detected and then necessary recovery action can be taken for attaining higher system reliability and tolerance thereof. It is a very cost effective tool for the application design engineers than the traditional expensive hardware fixes, or N-Version programming.
Remote from reality: the out-of-box home experience
by Aaron Marcus
May 2005You cannot even begin to imagine the pain of achieving high-definition pleasure.
Building smarter: an interview with Jerry Laiserin
by Ubiquity staff
May 2005Architect and industry analyst Jerry Laiserin is an advocate for "building smarter" - the application of information technology to transform the way the built environment is designed, constructed and operated. His technology strategy publication, the LaiserinLetter, can be found at.
Frameworks to execute offshored projects
by Babu K. Mohan
Book excerpt: voice interaction design
by Randy Allen Harris
You should use both sides of your brain, right?
by Ubiquity staff
May 2005Author Dan Pink argues that "nowadays, the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't is going to be mastery of these abilities that are more characteristic of the right hemisphere — artistry, empathy, big picture thinking. Those are the sorts of abilities that I think are really going to matter the most, not only in our individual career success, but also in our personal satisfaction."