This is a personal blog updated regularly by Dr. Daniel Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa.
These musing on the current and future state of technology, scientific research and innovation are my own and don’t necessarily represent the University of Iowa's positions, strategies or opinions.
My thanks to my colleagues Dennis Gannon and Rich Wolski for stimulating conversations and great observations on this topic. Any errors or just plain stupidity are, of course, my own.
A computing revolution is underway -- in broad daylight – yet most are unaware. Perhaps because there are only a few hushed and furtive conversations and no Paine-like polemics, we do not feel the winds of change. They howl and rage nevertheless, stirred by three intertwined, powerful technical forces that are reshaping entertainment, discourse, commerce and culture: big data centers, cloud computing and the mobile Memex.