This story comes from Hokie country, the hills of Blacksburg, home to Virginia Tech. In case you’ve missed it, higher education is in the midst of a revolution. From the Khan Academy to technology leaders such as the professor featured in the attached piece college is changing fast. One has to wonder how the immense [...]
Archive for Month April, 2012
Given the amount of time I see people talking on cell phones (and God help us texting) while driving this probably makes total sense in a busier and busier world if for no other reason than safety. Still, I do love driving my little Mazda at high rates of speed, with a manual clutch, and [...]
Google co-founder Sergey Brin says that governments are forcing the “genie back in the bottle” to some extent. China Saudi Arabia, Russia, and sadly even the United States are seeing unprecidented efforts to limit the communication of citizens. And that what this is all about-communication. Governments fear the ability of ordinary citizens to actually affect [...]
This is an important stage in programming. About 12 years ago websites were liberated from the coders when more intuitive point and click ways of building sites became used widely. I would never have been able to build my first website, politicsandpopculture.com (it wasn’t very good) had I needed to know even simple HTML. Now [...]
In the attached article the author makes the case that the tendency of courts to limit social media and other forms of communication is concerning given how technological issues will see only more and more time in the nation’s courtrooms in the future. The judiciary in the United States prides itself in it’s Luddite tendencies, [...]
The establishment fears the internet so deeply it is breathtaking. It is doing all that it can to lock down the freest place in the world, cyberspace. Unsurprisingly Anon has a problem CISPA. Regardless of what you think of these guys (and I’ve got some serious issues) the video below raises important questions.
Google has taken a strong stance against modern-day slavery as part of the company’s wide-ranging CSR efforts. The Internet giant recently donated $11.5 million in grants across ten organizations to help fight against “an existence that is almost unfathomable in its degradation and inhumanity” that “millions of human beings are subjected to” daily. From debt [...]