August 28, 1963 Last week CDC had a press conference during which they officially announced their 6600 system. I understand that in the laboratory developing this system there are only 34 people, “including the janitor.” Of these, 14 are engineers and 4 are programmers, and only one has a Ph.
In the article "The Method," I mentioned that every product must have a 10x differential that changes the way the user interacts with your platform. I really like this reference because it makes us think about how to design a product that truly makes a difference in our
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? No... It's an idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain, it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed — fully understood — that sticks; right in there
Gabriel Garcia Márquez (Gabo), the great Colombian writer, wrote wonderful books in his life. I started reading Gabo with "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (https://amzn.to/3WZK7f6), one of those books that grabs you from the beginning and you can't stop reading until the end.
I was born in Ceará. For those who are not familiar, Ceará is a Brazilian state known for its arid lands in the backlands, reminiscent of a desert, and its beautiful beaches that enchant tourists from all over the world (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceará). Ceará corresponds to a
The other day I came across a text by the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami (https://www.harukimurakami.com/) that caught my attention. The story revolves around the Jerusalem Prize for Literature in 2009. To provide some context, Murakami had been awarded the prize, but there was a big debate as
Ray Kurzweil (if you don't know who he is, take a look here - wrote a book back in January 2000, called "The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence". The book is a comprehensive exploration of the application of Moore's Law,
"An act or instance of launching a spacecraft to the moon," according to the Oxford Dictionary. In software, we think of moonshot as something ambitious, devoid of the certainty that the project will succeed, but that can transform/create a business. Moonshot is something that creates or changes
Laws of Simplicity is on my "old but gold" list. A book originally released in 2006 (link to the 2020 edition on Amazon - https://amzn.to/41CaoS4) that remains extremely relevant today. The text written by John Maeda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maeda), currently the
The tech industry has been suffering in recent weeks with mass layoffs of several big names such as Amazon, Apple, and Salesforce, to name a few. Aside from the hundreds of thousands of lost jobs, it's curious to try to understand what has caused these layoffs in a
This is a question for companies that want to hire talent in the development field, as well as for all of us programmers who want to know how much we are worth. Well, to price something, we need to differentiate characteristics that make one good more or less valuable than