Author Archives: Mike Caprio

My Response To NYC’s CTO

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The Beta NYC civic hacking group met with New York City’s First Chief Technology Officer. She made it clear that the City’s IT policy, technology, data, leadership, and services need to accessible to all New Yorkers. She also posed two questions to the membership: What do you want to see from NYC’s CTO and the […]

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I kind of called it on flying smartphone-drones (smartdrones) back in July of this year. Smartphones will eventually be replaced by flying mini-drones that access networks & speak in response to voice command #FlyingLittleBrother — Mike Caprio (@mik3cap) July 6, 2014 Forget wearables – we need FLYABLES. Clothing will generate electricity from heat & movement, […]

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A Toast To My Continued Health

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On Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at approximately 1:30p.m. I would like to invite you to join me in toasting my 20th anniversary of cheating death. I made this toast ten years ago in the year that I turned 30; this year we celebrate another decade attained. Related Content

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What’s So Great About Hackathons?

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Hackathon? What’s That? I’m sure many folks unfamiliar with the phrase “hackathon” will wonder whether it involves breaking in to a computer or telecommunications system and “hacking” passwords or some such security thing. Mass media and other government / special interests have firmly associated the term “hack” with “criminal act” so it’s important to state […]

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Dude Where’s My App? Things I Expect To Be Able To Do And Yet Still Cannot Do

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Why Isn’t There An App For That? There are a surprising number of things that should be completely technically feasible, and yet nothing exists to solve these problems. Maybe it’s the Innovator’s Dilemma, maybe it’s just that the people in charge aren’t good at stating problems clearly to solve them simply. Whatever the reason, I […]

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