Essays from a "Life in Code"

Ellen Ullman's new book, a collection of essays written 20 years ago during her career as a software engineer, reflects on life as a coder throughout its evolution from PC to the cloud, and provides an uncanny preview of how technology has changed our lives for better and worse. A few of these essays are summarized here.

The Potential of Quantum Computing

The full potential of Quantum Computing is still off in the future, but its ability to radically alter how we interact with data has scientist around the world pushing for the next breakthrough. 

The Biggest Tech Winners and Losers of 2016

Technology has been a mixed bag in 2016, with some breakouts and some breakdowns. Here's a look back at some of the biggest technology events that shaped our year. 

Revisiting "What Makes a Leader?"

Nearly 60 years ago two giants of the 20th Century briefly came together in Silicon Valley. The leadership paths of Robert Noyce and William Shockley then diverged; one into immense success and the other defined by failure. Did Emotional Intelligence play a key role?

Who was Claude Shannon? [Sunday Brunch]

April 30, 2016 marked 100 years since the birth of someone that has impacted our lives like few others, yet he may be the most significant person we do not know.