Infinitest lets you automatically run tests in the background in your IDE. Whenever you change something the tests get run automatically.
A look at this Radio Shack Catalog from 1983 is a good reminder of how far computers have come.
GE is bringing some manufacturing jobs back to the US and finding significant cost savings. Basically they are applying Agile processes to creating water heaters.
The GeoSpring suffered from an advanced-technology version of “IKEA Syndrome.” It was so hard to assemble that no one in the big room wanted to make it. Instead they redesigned it. The team eliminated 1 out of every 5 parts. It cut the cost of the materials by 25 percent. It eliminated the tangle of tubing that couldn’t be easily welded. By considering the workers who would have to put the water heater together—in fact, by having those workers right at the table, looking at the design as it was drawn—the team cut the work hours necessary to assemble the water heater from 10 hours in China to two hours in Louisville. (full article)
My 3 year old son was very disappointed with the early voting process…mainly because he thought were were going boating.