Publication: Babbage - The Economist

First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

The paperless dilemma

EVER since the “paperless office” was first mooted in a Business Week article back in 1975, its estimated time of arrival has always been ten years away. And so it remains. The amount of paper used in homes and offices has declined slightly over the ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

How to judge a 'bot; why it's covered

WHEN the autonomous cars in Isaac Asimov's 1953 short story “Sally” encourage a robotic bus to dole out some rough justice to an unscrupulous businessman, the reader is to believe that the bus has contravened Asimov's "first law of robotics", which ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Robots need laws too

THIS week our correspondents discuss Indian and American space probes at Mars and jurisprudence for robots ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 23 2014]
Entities: Robotics, Jurisprudence
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Lean, mean Arean machine

FOR a brief period in the small hours of the morning of September 24th, a control room full of Indian engineers held their breath as Mangalayaan (Hindi for "Mars vehicle") hid behind the planet's dark side. They waited for automatic systems to fire ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Tesla’s high-stakes gamble

BETTING against Elon Musk is surely a fool’s game. As co-founder or inspiration of a string of technical successes—PayPal, SpaceX, SolarCity and Tesla Motors—the Silicon Valley billionaire has, time and again, proved naysayers in established fields ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Making Al green

CATHODE-RAY tubes relied on phosphors made of inorganic chemicals to generate their pictures. They, however, are history. Many of the flat screens that replaced them—whether liquid-crystal displays or more modern organic light-emitting diode displays—rely ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Where the wind comes from

THE monsoon winds that feed much of Asia’s agriculture are, literally, life-giving. If they fail, famine follows. In recent years, however, they have been weakening, and this has led some to fear that one consequence of global climate change would ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

September 16th 2014

THIS week our correspondents discuss Google’s Android One smartphones aimed at the “next billion” and the plans for a robotic lander to touch down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Continue reading ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

A sharper image for TV

WITH high-definition (HD) televisions now in four out of five American homes, they have become, from a manufacturer's point of view, low-profit-margin commodity items. Hence the recent marketing blitz intended to persaude people to replace their existing ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Lost in fire, found in water

ONE could easily imagine that the sheer tyrant-lizard kingliness of Tyrannosaurus rex was what made it a staple in popular culture as the largest carnivorous dinosaur. The more likely reason, though, is that some of T. rex's most plausible competition ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Faux go-slow

DEAR reader, what kept you? Perhaps you were visiting film-streaming service Netflix, discussion forum Reddit, blogging site WordPress or any of dozens of other popular websites where users are halted at an endlessly spinning "loading" icon. If your ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Apple's future will reflect its past

THIS week our correspondents discuss the past and future of Apple and a weighty problem in physics Continue reading ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 09 2014]

Quotes

...The proposal has already had a fraught life. At its public debut, Prime Minister Tony Abbott assured the public that the target "is not what you're doing on the internet, it's the sites you're visiting... it's not the content, it's just where you have been" . That the distinction is most often a fine one quickly drew fire from... Continue reading
MAURICE Sendak said that "there's so much more to a book than just the reading" and in the burgeoning economy of e-books, there's so much more to a service than just the number of titles...
"WE JUST made contact. I need to talk to you in 30 minutes" says Keith Cowing, the editor of NASA Watch, an online publication...
...handed out to audiences of the film " Polyester " with numbered squares that were to be scratched when corresponding numbers flashed on screen. " The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert ", a recent book by master sommelier Richard Betts , uses scratch-and-sniff technology to teach readers how to use common scents to discuss the different elements in a wine's fragrance. A similar process is used for an absurdly long list of other purposes—including laundry detergents, some baking mixes and aspirin—and was invented for carbonless paper, a distant memory in this age of ink-jet and laser printers. All of these products rely on micro-encapsulation, a technique that coats exceedingly fine droplets, particles or gases that need to remain in a stable, isolated state with a soluble or penetrable wrapper, typically made of a polymer. Depending on the application or substance, a capsule may be as tiny as 50... Continue reading "

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The paperless dilemma [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 29 2014]
How to judge a 'bot; why it's covered [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 25 2014]
Lean, mean Arean machine [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 24 2014]
Robots need laws too [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 23 2014]
Tesla’s high-stakes gamble [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 22 2014]
Making Al green [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 19 2014]
Where the wind comes from [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 17 2014]
September 16th 2014 [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 16 2014]
A sharper image for TV [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 15 2014]
Lost in fire, found in water [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 11 2014]
Faux go-slow [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 10 2014]
Apple's future will reflect its past [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 09 2014]
Gaming the college system [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 08 2014]
The sense of the father [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 05 2014]
Social net, working [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 03 2014]
Surveillance state of confusion [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 03 2014]
Putting death on ice [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 02 2014]
That others may live [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 29 2014]
Thou shalt not kill, in theory [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 28 2014]
Divining reality from the hype [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 27 2014]
A saline solution to global warming? [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 26 2014]
Petals to the metal [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 20 2014]
Rideshare dust-ups and space dust [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 19 2014]
You have been hacked! [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 18 2014]
Had a very shiny? No [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 16 2014]
Hot or not? [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 14 2014]
Probing questions [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 12 2014]
A shock heard 'round the world [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 12 2014]
Understanding Ebola [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 08 2014]
The joys of monomania [Published Babbage - The Economist - Aug 08 2014]
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The paperless dilemma [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 29 2014]
EVER since the “paperless office” was first mooted in a Business Week article back in 1975, its estimated time of arrival has always been ten years away. And so it remains. The amount of paper used in homes and offices has declined slightly over the ...
How to judge a 'bot; why it's covered [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 25 2014]
WHEN the autonomous cars in Isaac Asimov's 1953 short story “Sally” encourage a robotic bus to dole out some rough justice to an unscrupulous businessman, the reader is to believe that the bus has contravened Asimov's "first law of robotics", which ...
Lean, mean Arean machine [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 24 2014]
FOR a brief period in the small hours of the morning of September 24th, a control room full of Indian engineers held their breath as Mangalayaan (Hindi for "Mars vehicle") hid behind the planet's dark side. They waited for automatic systems to fire ...
Robots need laws too [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 23 2014]
THIS week our correspondents discuss Indian and American space probes at Mars and jurisprudence for robots ...
Tesla’s high-stakes gamble [Published Babbage - The Economist - Sep 22 2014]
BETTING against Elon Musk is surely a fool’s game. As co-founder or inspiration of a string of technical successes—PayPal, SpaceX, SolarCity and Tesla Motors—the Silicon Valley billionaire has, time and again, proved naysayers in established fields ...
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