Special Edition: What I Really Do for a Living (the developer side)

[wire] stone

the [wire] stone logo from the Seattle office

Ok so my job title is ‘Principal UX Architect’ for an interactive design and marketing digital agency.  Typically I have a hard time explaining what that is let alone what a UX Architect is.  Part of what I do is technical,  and that is doing programming or software engineering and the other part is artsy designee things.  Now granted a lot of my work is UX ‘Design’ so things like wireframing, persona and user story development, and traditional ui design kinds of things but I also get into helping with market strategy analysis and the like.  As a Microsoft MVP I get to drink a lot of their kool-aide and I was recently asked to be part of the keynote of a Microsoft internal conference and they did this video from the developer standpoint to play right before I walked on stage.  Here it is and hopefully it will help explain some of what I do.

related links: the [wire] stone home page

Episode 12: The Apotheosis of Google

Apotheosis of Google

Apotheosis of Google

Really the power of Google is starting to be a bit scary and awesome at the same time and with Kurzweil it is just orders of magnitude getting more powerful and when the backend servers at Google can hold a conversation in English and can’t tell its not a human, how much longer before it decides it is a deity? the birth of AGI… this could be good and horribly bad at the same time depending on how you look at it.  🙂

Here are a few related links:

www.google.com
http://www.pandia.com/sw-2004/16-god.html – The Church of Google

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