Leaving aside the “machine vision” or “computer vision” debate, I want to point you to some interesting and educational videos. These are from the 2013 British Machine Vision Conference, and they're very interesting (if rather academic.)
Second, regular readers will notice I've been away nearly two months. Here's why: I've been writing this blog for about five years, and while it's a labor of love, it also gets to be hard work at times. I've really enjoyed all the comments and feedback I've received, and I love the technical questions that get thrown my way, but I think it's time to take a break.
If I get the urge, or need a job, I'll be back, but for now I'm signing off.