Abstract Art and Embedded Systems

February 13, 2014 Real-world applications quickly tax our simple abstractions Society is built on abstractions. When I write a book, I am assuming someone knows how to print them. The printer, in turn, probably uses someone to make paper and ink and carve out typefaces (which, I know, they haven’t done for a long time), and all the other things …

Atmel & the Art of Touch

Give a baby a non-touchscreen device and they’ll jab at it with their little fingers in frustration before surmising that it’s broken and not worth playing with. This is because — in today’s society — touchscreens have become so ubiquitous that many people can no longer remember what life was like before this technology appeared on the scene. I remember …