february links – tidbits on trendy topics


10th anniversary of the USENIX FAST Conference took place with over 500 attendees in San Jose – slides, videos and papers available here – one study on NAND evaluation made it to PC World and other news outlets. Great to see how this community has grown since our first little event in Monterey. Hopefully everyone with clever new ideas will bring them to HotStorage and HotCloud in Boston in June


Blog – Lorrie Cranor of Carnegie Mellon on why P3P automated privacy policy management isn’t working any more, and why Facebook, Google and others care, but really don’t care – topic picked up by ars technicaWSJ, ZDnet and CNET

Forbes – Target figured out a teen girl was pregnant before her father did – luckily the folks at Target have learned their lesson and now hide their knowledge of customers’ personal lives better (!)

NYTimes – electronic security when travelling to China – use of “disposable” laptops and cellphones (wipe before leaving, wipe after return) is common for visitors from both gov’t and industry

diversity & culture

NYTimes – Educated Women & Marriage – another “barrier” to women’s success falls as attitudes evolve. Also provides helpful advice for husbands, including the quote “The most important predictor of marital happiness for a woman is not how much she looks up to her husband but how sensitive he is to her emotional cues and how willing he is to share the housework and child-care.”


innovation games – using serious games for corporate strategy discussions – more discussion, less boredom, better results


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