During a recent meeting with my university tutor who specialises in computer modelling and animated faces, he told me about a fascinating paradox called the Uncanny Valley.
The Uncanny Valley was first proposed by Japanese robotics professor Masahiro Mori. An explanation:... (more)
A great talk on how Dropbox went about Customer Development, some of which is mentioned in the Lean Startup. Great idea of them distributing a video as a minimum viable product and testing the waters that way:
When I began implementing Cloudant's CouchDB based distributed database as a service (daas) to replace our NoSQL Azure Table solution I had some reservations about the time making calls from our Azure Web Roles to their separate data centre would add to response times.
Turns out that really wasn... (more)