Four short links: 21 June 2016
Data for Change, Computational Economy, Programming Language Usability, and Against Dashboards
- Teach Programming to Analyse Data for Change — What I imagine is a project which explicitly uses all the tools students have learned over their years of high school to advocate for change in their communities. (via Cory Doctorow)
- The Computational Engine of Economic Development — how can we measure the bits and flops of an economy?
- The Usability of Programming Languages — lecture notes, slides, and readings.
- Real-Time Dashboards Considered Harmful — If there’s nothing that can be done in response to a report, does it need to be reported in that manner?