The Promise of Flexible Displays

Article about advances in electronic displays that can bend, be made in irregular shapes, and be produced through a print-like process.

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 06/10/2011

Drupal in Context column: "Getting Paid"

A column for Issue #1 of "Drupal Watchdog", a print magazine distributed at DrupalCon Chicago. (Content not available online.)

Cover of Drupal Watchdog Issue #1
Date of publication: 
Thu, 03/10/2011

IT drives policy -- and vice versa

Reporting on a three-day conference about technology policy. This was my biggest case of preparation overkill: 12,000 words of notes went into a 575-word article.

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Date of publication: 
Sat, 08/01/2009

Shaping the Future

Article about "claytronics" -- ensembles of tiny robots that self-assemble into larger functional units.

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Date of publication: 
Sat, 10/03/2009

Practice Makes Perfect, Even for Brain-Controlled Prosthetics

Short, online-only news article about brain-machine interfaces -- or, as I call it, "MONKEYS CONTROLLING ROBOTS WITH THEIR BRAINS!!!"

First page of Neuroprosthetics article
Date of publication: 
Tue, 07/21/2009

Rebuilding for Eternity

Article about "e-heritage", digitization of large-scale historical sites such as the Bayon Temple in Cambodia.

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Cover of the issue in which the article appeared
Date of publication: 
Fri, 01/15/2010

Top Ten Changes That Make Drupal 7 the Best Version Ever

Article written for the publisher of my book, Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide. I wrote it at a time when Drupal 7 seemed primed for imminent release, but it ended up taking a year more. The article is still fairly accurate, though.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 01/04/2010

Beyond the Smart Grid

Feature story about sensors to monitor energy consumption and other environmental data in residences. (Published in Communications of the ACM.)

First page of "Beyond the Smart Grid" article
Cover of the issue in which the article appeared
Date of publication: 
Thu, 06/03/2010

ACM China Nearing Launch

News story about the Association for Computing Machinery's expansion into China. (Published in Communications of the ACM.)

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 09/01/2010

Last CMS Standing: The Promise of Drupal Versus WordPress and Joomla

This article compares the three CMSes in terms of user base, code maturity, richness of plug-ins, and business acceptance. Commissioned by Peachpit Press to support my recently published book, Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide.

Screenshot of "Last CMS Standing..." article
Date of publication: 
Wed, 02/02/2011


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