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Hardware’s in a really disruptive period right now, as we get more — but not faster! — transistors, and as we move computing into sensors and other small devices in the Internet of Things. So what does this mean for software? And how can we make those interfaces more programmable by more people (not just by computer science PhDs)? MORE
After years of being shut off to the world — Myanmar is opening itself up. Not just across physical borders, but also the digital. What happens when the vast majority of a population suddenly has access to a cell phone, not to mention Facebook? How is technology manifesting itself in the media, in the economy and in the education of a population eager to use the tools it suddenly has access to? What can Myanmar teach the rest of the world about the opportunities that arise, and potential pitfalls, when a wave of new technology crashes down? MORE
Technology can be an equalizer, especially as new tools democratize the expertise that was previously held only by a limited few. But is coding really the new literacy — the fourth “r” — after reading, writing and arithmetic? Should it be? Why does this even matter, and how can coding enable more people?
VCs wouldn’t fund Salesforce (“that obviously won’t work”) when Marc Benioff began. With the cloud a growing part of practically every company, government, organization, and people’s lives, a lot’s changed since 1999. But what’s next? Do enterprise CEOs get (mobile) religion? [Answer: not yet. Benioff thinks there’s a ton of opportunity ahead there.] What’s happening with international growth, when countries want their own clouds and 90% of enterprise software is bought in just 7 countries? MORE