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  1. Steve Jobs: ‘Computer Science Is A Liberal Art’ : NPR

    Everyone should be able to harness technology, Jobs told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1996. In memory of Apple's co-founder and former CEO, we listen back to excerpts of their conversation. "Our goal was to bring a liberal arts perspective … to what had traditionally been a very geeky technology," he said.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/10/06/141115121/steve-jobs-computer-science-is-a-liberal-art

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  2. Tim Bray on what’s next in Java Web development

    After some years of relative stability, Java-based Web application development is in a season of innovation. In this JavaWorld podcast, Andrew Glover talks with Sun Microsystems' Director of Web Technologies Tim Bray about forces for change in the Web development and deployment space. Tune in for Bray's inside perspective on current trends in Java Web development, including the long-term outlook for dynamic languages on the JVM, new ideas about data persistence and storage, the "outrageously, obscenely hard" problem of concurrency, and what Bray calls the "sweet spot" of cloud computing: platform as service.

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  3. The Big Web Show: Episode 2: HTML5 with Jeremy Keith

    Dan and Jeffrey talk with Jeremy Keith, designer, writer, speaker, and author of "HTML5 for Web Designers", a new book coming out in June of 2010. They discuss the goals and inspiration behind the book, as well as what HTML5 means for both web creators and those who consume the web, covering topics that range from structure to accessibility and implementation.

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  4. The War for the Web

    Tim O'Reilly Web 2.0 Conference 23 minutes, 11mb, recorded 2009-11-17

    The early days of the internet were truly astonishing. As people came to comprehend the power of networked information, they seized the many opportunities for innovation created by the open architecture of the web. Of course, the browser wars also showed that threats to openness and interoperability were a real danger. Today, Tim O'Reilly worries that escalating competition between large companies and closed platforms may drive the web towards a battle ground of locked down services and proprietary data.

    As large, powerful players have emerged on the internet landscape, you don't have to look far to see some troubling skirmishes between opposing forces. O'Reilly touches on several examples where well known web applications include features designed to limit flexibility and user choice. To some extent, limits may be necessary to protect privacy, but in some cases, there is clear intent to lock in users at the expense of the competition. The situation is even more extreme in the mobile arena.

    Will the large companies play by the cherished rules of the open web as we've known it? It may depend on how "the cloud" grows. As web service companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft make O'Reilly's notion of the web 2.0 "internet as a platform" a reality, they will have choices on how to maneuver. There is pressure for the giants to forge alliances, and leverage unique services as weapons to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace. But, history has shown that internet success often comes if you "do what you do best, link to the rest". O'Reilly urges companies to stick to their core strengths, maintain an open architecture, and embrace the "small pieces loosely joined" philosophy.

    From: http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4317.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed

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  5. Real-time JavaScript with Comet

    Led by Simon Willison. The Ajax revolution has increased user expectations for web application interactivity, and resulted in a growing demand for real-time information. Comet is an umbrella term for a set of techniques that enable live updates of web pages as soon as a significant event occurs. On the server-side, a different set of technologies is needed to handle the challenges of event-driven applications.

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  6. Sidepodradio - Best of 2009

    With the end of year bringing so much nostalgia, it seemed only fair that Sidepodradio got it's own best of podcast. There was plenty of source material to work from, and I can present to you 24 hours worth of shows, whittled down to 20 minutes. Enjoy.

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  7. Tips For Making Ideas Happen [SxSW 2009]

    The Behance Team is focused on organizing and boosting productivity in the creative world. We have interviewed hundreds of the most productive creative people and teams that are actually able to MAKE IDEAS HAPPPEN. We now want to share the "tips" and insights from our research with creative and entrepreneurial people that want to make ideas happen.

    Scott Belsky, Behance

    From http://2009.sxsw.com/taxonomy/term/44?page=1

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