Tuesday, November 29, 2016

California dreamin'

In my youth California was the Golden State wherein good government produced what seemed like an endless series of great innovations that became de facto models for the nation's other states. But as I grew older, Blacks were increasingly excluded from that golden bounty. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

TECH Dozens


Not much tech news during the Thanksgiving Holiday week, so no TECH Dozens magazine.

Next TECH daily on Wednesday 11/30/16

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Best States for American Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Female Tech – Vers 1.0f

Last update: Thursday 12/18/16 

This note provides answers to basic questions about the diversity of the U.S. information technology sector. In other words, it's a set of FAQs. Its extensive answers are based on U.S. Census data related to American Black, Hispanic, Asian, and female tech professionals in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia in 2015. (Note: the DLL has also published a supplement to this report, "Foreign Professionals: U.S. Tech’s Other Pipelines – Version 1.0")


Readers are advised to view this lengthy report on their workstations, not on their smartphones. They should also use recent versions of Chrome, Safari, or Firefox ... This draft will be modified in response to comments, suggestions, and corrections that we receive from our readers ... :-)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Holidays to One and All !!!!!

Question: What should we all be most grateful for this year at Thanksgiving?

Answer: For Thanksgiving itself ... as a short, but much appreciated respite from the post-election madness ... :-)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

No TECH dailies this week ... but TECH Dozens magazine will appear on Sunday evening 11/27/16

Remember when we couldn't wait for the endless election campaigns to be over? Now many of us can't wait for the next election season to begin ... :-)


Monday, November 21, 2016

Facebook's challenge to democracy

Last update: Monday 11/21/16
Facebook now reigns as the unchallenged master of social network analysis, which is why Facebook can make such good guesses when it asks, "Do you know ZZZ?" Of course Facebook uses machine learning, or comparably powerful algorithms, to maintain the social networks of each of its more than 1.65 billion active users.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/19/16

Last update: Sunday 11/20/16 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover =  Facebook & Google confront fake news ... Other top stories = R.I.P. Gwen Ifill, Black TV news pioneer ... Microsoft joins Linux Foundation ... Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 11/19/16.

A. HBCUS | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Sunday, November 13, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/12/16

Last update: Sunday 11/13/16 @ 2:30 pm


This week's cover = "Data Science" failed to predict Trump's victory ... Other top stories = Silicon Valley's initial reactions ... Opponents' initial demonstrations ... Zuckerberg denies Facebook had impact on the election







The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 11/12/16.

A. HBCUS | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The Silent Majority Strikes Back ... Again

DLL Editor's note -- No Tech Daily today. Like many of you, I'm still processing the meaning of President Trump's unexpected victory yesterday.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/5/16

Last update: Sunday 11/6/16 @ 12:15 pm
record breaking quarterly revenue and profits ... Other top stories = LinkedIn adds salary data to site ... FBI investigates its own Twitter account


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 11/5/16.

A. HBCUS | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4