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More on excellence.

Sure you have heard about the Internet Of Things. Let's have a brief look at what is behind, and let me share with you a kind invitation I have received into my corporate email today.

As an acronym IoT is a supposed novelty -- you now what marketing is --  that in fact, is not so novel for you and me.

To be effective, IoT is build upon radio frequencies.  RFID has been around us, filling our lives and serving us for more than a decade. Behind the RFID tech there is a legion of unknown heroes.

So you probably are one of these heroes. A scientist or developer who has been practising and testing a solution for sure will enhance the World in we are living with your team.

You, as a hero, know and are familiar with the concept that RFID is 15-20 times faster than manual and barcode processes for inventorying IT assets.

As a modern hero,  manufacturing, logistics, Health-care or Retail are your subjects of personal passion. If, yes, then be recognized as an RFID leader.

The 11th annual RFID Journal Awards will recognize businesses that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of RFID technologies.

Is your solution scalable, acceptable to the employees affected, and economically feasible? Meet the judges
For the purposes of this award, RFID technology will be defined as any system that uses radio waves to remotely identify an object or person.

These systems include, but are not limited to, low-frequency (HF) systems, high-frequency (HF) systems, Near-Field Communication (NFC), ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) systems, active RFID systems, Wi-Fi-based systems, real-time locating systems (RTLS), and RF-sensory mesh networks. They can be based on air-interface protocol standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or other standards bodies, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Morse code signals spelling out "R-A-D-I-O-A-C-T-I-V-I-T-Y" are also present, near the beginning of the track, and again near the end. Play the game. Welcome to the modern world

Do not be shy, dearest reader of this, your, blog. Enter The RFID Journal Awards, no later than midnight on Feb. 17, 2017

pedal to the metal, yeah.

Original 7" Radioactivity- Kraftwerk EMI Music 1977

Living In The Slow Lane

Stop the music for a minute and think about that: Millions in US still living life in Internet slow lane.
Out of 102.2 million residential and business Internet connections, 22.4 million offered download speeds less than 10Mbps, with 5.8 million of those offering less than 3Mbp

An article by Jon Brodkin at Ars, exposes some interesting facts and statistics of the present mood in DSL connections in, er ehem , the first economy country of the western world, as featured in the study and report. Fixed Broadband Records annual report, excellently crafted by the FCC.

16 million households had packages with upload speeds less than 1Mbps. Another 27.2 million connections were between 1Mbps and 3Mbps, 30.1 million connections were between 3Mbps and 6Mbps, while 29 million were at least 6Mbps.

This is not bad at all, neither a will to criticize.

It is just a plus to advocate for accessibility and standards for the web. Now more than ever.

A Classical

Wireflows are an emerging UX deliverable for documenting user workflows and complex interactions for mobile and webapps.
Flowcharts are used describe both back-end processes and user task flows
Image courtesy  ©Nielsen Group 2016

Flowcharts are used describe both back-end processes and user task flows (as seen in this example). However, for UX use, they lack the page context — an aspect which strongly impacts the user experience.
A classical problem and its needed approach written and clearly explained by the clever Mr. Page Laubheimer,

Something you and me knew well and feel necessary, using and playing with one of my favourite tools,Omnigraffle, remember?

Now a solution and a brief explanation on how-to's presented  to millennials and newcomers, via Nielsen's AlertBox

You are what you see. And what you do not see. Worth a read.

Fun fun fun on the Autobahn

So: Uber-distrust is pan-European (“Countries including Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain have all at one time or other banned or curtailed the use of Uber.”— Vice News). And it’s fun to see European countries get upset about something with a German name. But when I read this I’m reminded of how much our understanding of the Internet, which is global (duh), is actually…local—even provincial.

What I wish I understood better is the “why”—Uber’s hypergrowth has become a kind of global cultural referendum on Internet laissez-faire, and each country, from China to Germany, and many cities as well, have their own reactions to that incursion. I want a spreadsheet of global Uber reaction, because I think that would teach me something about globalization, at a moment when I’m hungry for more globalization-related news.

is one of the products by the person who once was behind the build up of stumbleupon, the first ever social network before the ones we know today, if your memory serves you well.

is a small collection of places in our rounded globe; in one of these places from Europe you can taste the real french ommelette.

Sex and travel.

Via Track Changes

Update:  Adam Lashinsky, speaking on the matter, wishes us an uncomplicated day. at Fortune 
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