Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google to the Rescue

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

Five years ago I wrote a blog on the origins of Google, a story about two computer science students at […]

Publish versus Patent

Posted on: May 27th, 2016 by admin 3 Comments

On 5 January 2015 a small company called TiaLinx put out a press release in which it announced the development of a scanner to […]

Implications of Apple vs Samsung

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by admin

Having agreed to pay Apple more than half a billion dollars in damages for patent infringement, Samsung earlier this week […]

What’s in a Name?

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

In Romeo & Juliet, William Shakespeare’s lyrical play set in Verona, Juliet Capulet says to Romeo Montague: “What’s in a name? That which we call […]

Ultrasound at Your Fingertips

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by admin 3 Comments

Ronald Schutz is a cardiologist in Portland, Oregon who was inspired by the sensori-motor homunculus – the little man inside our brain with large gracile […]

The Web as a Research Tool

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by admin 2 Comments

Last month the prestigious journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published a paper in which the opening sentence of the abstract stated, “We […]

Paying Tribute to an Icon

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by admin 2 Comments

It was 96 years ago today, on 18 July 1918, in the village of Mvezo on the banks of the Mbashe […]

Let the Buyer Beware!

Posted on: April 4th, 2014 by admin

Two months ago Facebook announced it would be buying the mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion. With approximately 450 million users of WhatsApp, Facebook […]

As We May Think

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by admin

Vannevar Bush. Copyright Carnegie. In July 1945, just a few weeks before the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, […]

Pray to the Great God Google

Posted on: September 21st, 2012 by admin

In 1996 two computer science students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were searching for a theme for their doctoral […]