I love Obama, but in this case, he’s simply wrong.

Obama said he’s appropriating $20 Billion dollars to the health care industry to encourage widespread adoption of electronic medical records. While this sounds like a phenomenal idea, it’s not. This is about as good an idea as throwing money at advancing the technology found in the Commodore 64. Like bailing out the Big Three automakers, an infusion of federal dollars into the current crop of … Continue reading I love Obama, but in this case, he’s simply wrong.

Zuck was — remarkably! — unphased by this line of thinking and went ahead and built Facebook, and just to prove how useless everything we teach about efficiency and careful software design in CS161 really is, he implemented it in PHP. And it worked. Oh yeah, and he managed to grow the site to over 175 million users. So clearly I know pretty much zip … Continue reading

External link to Dear New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo – save $97 million

Dear New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo – save $97 million

Cuomo wants to create a not-for-profit entity that ensures objective, transparent and reasonable out-of-network insurance pricing for individuals in New York…obviously an amazing thing to do. However, he wants to spend $100 million to do this. Spend $100 million on a project that costs $3 million? The project Cuomo wants to spend $100 million on is already built by change:healthcare, one of the few great … Continue reading Dear New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo – save $97 million

noahkalina: Obama’s PeopleRahm Emanuel by Nadav Kander for The New York Times Saw this this weekend. One of the best photo series I’ve seen in quite some time. From a photographic standpoint, but also a powerful statement about Obama’s deep understanding that leaders and thinkers aren’t just blue haired white men, but they come from every generation and demographic. Continue reading

External link to A portfolio instead of a diploma « BuzzMachine

A portfolio instead of a diploma « BuzzMachine

While reading Grown up Digital, I quickly understood that the education system in America is in the same sorry state as our health care system. And What Would Google Do? highlights many of the same problems. The language the young people speak, the way their minds work, and how they learn seems like ADD to a greying generation of leaders. However, there are people out … Continue reading A portfolio instead of a diploma « BuzzMachine