Originally posted on TIME:
Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on Star Trek, died Friday. He was 83 and had lung disease. “I loved him like a brother,” said William Shatner, who starred alongside Nimoy as Captain Kirk. “We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.”
Watch his life in memorium above.
The customer journey map is an oriented graph that describes the journey of a user by representing the different touchpoints that characterize his interaction with the service.
In this kind of visualization, the interaction is described step by step as in the classical blueprint, but there is a stronger emphasis on some aspects as the flux of information and the physical devices involved. At the same time there is a higher level of synthesis than in the blueprint: the representation is simplified trough the loss of the redundant information and of the deepest details.
Originally posted on Global News:
PARIS – Unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running, further baffling French authorities who are investigating the mysterious phenomenon at a time of high security across the country.
Police sighted one or more drones in five instances buzzing in the Paris sky in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday — from 11.30 p.m. to 2 a.m. An inquiry was launched after drones, which are banned over Paris, were spotted Monday night.
Paris prosecutors’ spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre says an unidentified flying object was first seen near the Gare de l’Est train station Tuesday night, with sightings continuing over the Paris Opera, then on to the Tuileries gardens, past the Eiffel Tower and then south past Paris’ Montparnasse Tower.
Originally posted on I am a Bridge:
When they write the history of the early days of the networked era, it will be noted that the centralization of technology services in most enterprises largely ended within a few decades of the arrival of the Internet. Networked technology became so profoundly widespread, pervasive, and inexpensive, that the sheer variety and richness of the cloud first swamped and then disintermediated the old methods of providing a few approved apps and devices. What’s more, as all forms of digital became more and more central to the core business models of organizations, the traditional IT department began to lose a growing portion of the strategic discussion around technology.
There have been suggestions that organizations now need C-level officers focused on everything from corporate data and customer experience to digital strategy and social media.
Or at least that’s what…
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Originally posted on plerudulier:
It so happened that I recently acquired a new home. Until then, since I changed job, in June 2014, and moved to Burgundy (from Normandy), I had been renting a place something I was getting really tired of.
Il se trouve que je viens d’acquérir, récemment, un logement. Jusque là, depuis que j’ai changé de travail, en Juin 2014, et déménagé en Bourgogne (venant de Normandie), j’étais en location ce dont je commençais à vraiment me lasser.
We officially signed papers last week. Were present, the sellers, myself, a person from the real estate agency and 2 notaries (each one representing each party).
Nous avons officiellement signé les papiers semaine dernière. Étaient présents, les vendeurs, moi-même, une personne de l’agence immobilière et 2 notaires (chacun représentant chaque partie).
We spent a whole hour reading again papers both parties had manually signed, 3 months ago, as a preliminary purchase agreement at the…
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It could be said that the job of bridge toll collector was invented in San Francisco. In 1968, the Golden Gate Bridge became the world’s first major bridge to start employing people to take tolls.
But in 2013 the bridge where it all began went electronic. Of its small band of collectors, 17 people were redeployed or retired and nine found themselves out of work. It was the software that did it – a clear-cut case of what economists call technological unemployment. Licence-plate recognition technology took over. Automating jobs like that might not seem like a big deal. It is easy to see how it might happen, just as how we buy train tickets at machines or book movie tickets online reduces the need for people.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Did someone declare this to be “let’s all make the iPad better with stylus support” week and not tell me? First we had Astropad, a $50 app that turns Apple’s slate into a graphics tablet, and now Microsoft is bringing of digital handwriting support to the iPad.
[company]Microsoft[/company] announced the software update to its OneNote application that adds the new feature on Thursday, pointing out that OneNote has actually supported digital ink since 2003. I actually didn’t need the reminder: I remember using the first iterations of OneNote way back then on a convertible Windows Tablet PC with digital stylus. I said back then — and I still believe it’s true — that OneNote is one of the best pieces of software ever to come from Microsoft.
If you’re not familiar with the app, it works similarly to Evernote, helping you capture and categorize snippets of text, screenshots, photos and other data, including…
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