Windows 8 a ‘catastrophe’.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC News – Valve boss Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a ‘catastrophe’. Microsoft is going down the same path as Apple. So much for freedom. “There’s a strong temptation to close the platform,” he said, “because they look at what … Continue reading

The Problem with Taxonomies in Education

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve been following a discussion on one of the education forums that is discussing the utility of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and others. There are complaints that Bloom’s is out of date, that we know so much more now than we did … Continue reading

On Schools of CS using only “useful” laguages…

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes This is an older post I’ve been hanging on to, and since I have forgotten why I was hanging on to it, I no longer see any reason to keep it private. This stems from a post Mark Guzdial did … Continue reading

Is Computer Science Dead?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Just heard on Mark Guzdial’s blog that “Georgia Tech’s College of Computing is now considering a proposal to remove Smalltalk from the required curriculum in favor of C++.” This is another nail in the coffin of CS. There is great … Continue reading

Look out SMART Technologies – the writing may be on the wall, and it isn’t yours.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute In Today’s MIT Tech Review: A Better, Cheaper Multitouch Interface A new pressure-sensitive pad could improve large and small touch screens. I’ve thought for some time that the SMART Technologies’ White Board which is marketed so vigorously to Alberta schools … Continue reading

When will Tech Companies figure out that it’s actually GOOD business to have a DRM that isn’t draconian?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute There’s a big todo about EA’s DRM – and rightly so. It’s  no wonder Spore is being pirated at amazing rates. You know – many people would be willing to pay for it (and NOT try to steal it) if … Continue reading