Nom! Designers Make Snacks Their Muse

4thWEB curated content from Snacks QuarterlyBy Carey Dunne (see full article) In Snacks Quarterly, writers and designers turn snacktime into an unlikely creative exercise. Brian Rea Snacks are a mighty and undersung unifier: most people, regardless of creed, class, or dietary restriction, can agree that little morsels of food between meals are great. Snacks Quarterly, […]

Machine Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

4thWEB curated content from IEEE SpectrumBy Lee Gomes (see full article) The overeager adoption of big data is likely to result in catastrophes of analysis comparable to a national epidemic of collapsing bridges. Hardware designers creating chips based on the human brain are engaged in a faith-based undertaking likely to prove a fool’s errand. Despite […]

Why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Loves What Steve Ballmer Once Despised

4thWEB Curated Content from WiredBy Cade Metz (see full article) “I don’t want to fight old battles,” says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. “I want to fight new ones.” It’s Sunday evening, and Nadella is sitting in a glass-enclosed room at the back of a Japanese restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, eating sushi with […]

Content Is Not King

4thWEB curated content from Six Pixels of SeparationBy Mitch Joel (see full article) It’s a pretty bold statement, isn’t it? Are we making the wrong assumptions about content? What works? What doesn’t work? What makes something go viral? Do you think that BuzzFeed knows the answers to these questions, better than anyone else? Last month, […]