Monthly Archives: October 2008

Tom McCraw, “Schumpeter, Innovation, and Creative Destruction”, Econtalk, 2007/10/08

Schumpeter was an Austrian economist, but stood apart from the community. McCraw did an extensive study, including learning German to understand Schumpeter’s voluminous writings. Thomas McCraw of Harvard University talks about the ideas of Joseph Schumpeter from his book, Prophet

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Richard Epstein, “Property Rights, Zoning and Kelo”, Econtalk, 2007/09/17

Rezoning not only changes the characters of neighbourhoods, it also shifts the value of the properties. Sometimes the rezoning is for the benefit of the community, and sometimes it’s not applied in altruistic ways. Richard Epstein, of the University of

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Fred Brooks, “Collaboration and Telecollaboration in Design”, OOPSLA, 2007/10/24

Fred Brooks spoke about the history of how he came to write The Mythical Man Month, as one of the first studies of information systems development. In this talk, he gave some thoughts on how collaborative development at a distance

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Caterina Fake, “The History of Flickr”, IT Conversations, 2007/02/12

Flickr is a success story, but it wasn’t the original main development project of the team. Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr and current member of the Yahoo’s Technology Development Group, explains the humble beginnings of one of the earliest and

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Gregor Kiczales, “Context, Perspective and Programs”, OOPSLA, 2007/10/23

Gregor Kiczales is famous for aspect-oriented programming, but decided to not speak about that at this conference. The talk covered the ideas of informal systems and formal systems. Context plays a large role in our perspective on the world around

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