Incestuous Amplification (Paul Krugman)

Terminologist and Economist: Paul Krugman at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Incestuous Amplification.” What a wonderful phrase, which Paul Krugman describes as “a term for how highly dubious ideas become not just accepted, but viewed as certainties. “Incestuous amplification” happen when a closed group of people repeat the same things to each […]

Google Editions to premiere this Summer

The Wall Street Journal had the main story which most bloggers played off, with these interesting details:While Mr. Palma didn’t go into details, users of Google Editions would be able to read books from a web browser—meaning that the type of e-reader device wouldn’t matter. The company also could build software to optimize reading on […]

Google Translate and Google Voice: a mass experiment

Image via WikipediaThe New York Times has what strikes me as an important article on Google’s translation service, and while it emphasizes processing power and data, there’s more here. (The section on their original data is interesting too.)Using Computing Might, Google Improves Translation Tool – NYTimes.comGoogle’s quick rise to the top echelons of the translation […]