Quote of the week

Want to be poor? Be ignorant.—Bob Lefsetz at The Big Picture

Monday links

8 Reasons Why Even Microsoft Agrees the Windows Desktop is a NightmareLet’s be honest: The Windows desktop is a mess. Sure, it’s extremely powerful and has a huge software library, but it’s not a good experience for average people. It’s not even a good experience for geeks, although we tolerate it—The How-to Geek Banking malware […]

Monday links

New Internet Users Aren’t Being Taught to Protect Themselves OnlineIn a perfect world, new users should learn about privacy-protecting tools before they type their first Google search or craft their first tweet. Instead, the individuals I met were woefully unprepared for the challenges of being targeted, tracked, and profiled online. They didn’t know to avoid […]

Interesting links

Happy 10th birthday Skype. You changed everything; too bad you didn’t change MicrosoftVery quietly today, Skype turned ten years old. [August 29] Ironically, I didn’t even remember its 10th birthday. I forgot, mostly because ever since it was acquired by Microsoft, Skype as we know is slowly losing its identity. It is merely a pale […]

New definition of teacher

Source: Wall Street Journal

The mini computer Raspberry Pi

Back in 2011, I posted about a new bare-bones computer costing $25 from Britain called Raspberry Pi. I wrote: The system is intended for learning about computers and is a bare bones setup but a user will then be able to add whatever suits their particular needs. Adding ethernet brings the cost up to $35 […]

Educational and informative sites

Here are some sites where you can learn something new and interesting: App Pompeii – Visiting museums via your phoneBBC News describes apps for visiting museums Silicon ValleyPBS video about the history of the electronics industry. (Suggested by Sol Libes) Cloud computing explainedAt TechRadar, Jamie Carter answers the question, “What exactly is cloud computing?” Hardware […]