Drew Mattke - Professional Technical Designer
 
 
2005-08-30
 

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Random Access 29
A Random Access article usually contains musings on off-beat and quirky topics that I enjoy exploring as mental exercise.
Look for a great article in this space soon.
Thanks for your patience while I complete this site..

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2005-08-30
 

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Web not innovating on pace with consumer expectations?
Technologists have charged through a lot of innovation and "progress" over the years, but it does seem like we're leaving a lot of money on the table in terms of unrealized leverage of available technology.

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Here on my personal business site, learn more about me as a professional than a one-page resumé can impart. You'll also discover some insights that I am happy to share with you. These topics bring together elements of Design, Technology, and Business — with some random thoughts that tie back in ways you might not expect.

To help you with your consideration for hiring me, be sure to review my Dossier.
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Blocking & Tackling :: MVC and the Enterprise Architecture

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Large business sites (non-Internet companies) often hide the dirty secret that their architecture does not lend itself to true separation of logic from display.
Find out how doing the basics can yield higher return to the business than fancy tricks or cutting-edge innovation.

 

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QUANTUM COMPUTING

Quantum computers could push the limits of computing power.

We may never have a quantum computer on our desk, but it is already possible to harness some of the bizarre properties of sub-atomic elements to perform complex calculations.

How about factoring a 100 digit number in less than a second? For reference, the fastest digital computer on Earth would take more than 12 Billion years to do this.

 

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Freakonomics :: by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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This is an insightful book that highlights the learnings to be gained when you apply one science (economics) to another (sociology).
The book poses and answers some interesting questions such as: "Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?" and "Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?"

 

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