The ability, or rather art, of being able to be in bed, pyjamas on (or off, if that's your style), mug of tea in your hand, cuddled up all warm and snug, whilst being able to listen to their adoring lecturers waffle on in class about particle physics or some jazz like that.Granted, although there isn't a University of iTunes per se, iTunes U is beginning to really shine.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based medical anthropologist Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher.
This new course I'm taking introduces sociology, and I assure all you budding sociologists who read that this new-found knowledge isn't going to my head. It seems for many, especially students who are forced into a semi-confined place as others, take precedent, that Facebook confirms events within our lives.
I've written from time to time about Apple and their rumoured tablet devices, applications for tablet PC's, multi-touch and Surface, and all those touchy-feely concepts we've been hearing about, but when do we get to actually see them?Microsoft has recently kicked forward their Software+Services, which for the you-and-me audience is a "Web 2.
Picture the scene. A small country pub in Canterbury, a warm, autumn evening, surrounded by friends drinking and smoking in the beer garden; relaxing after a difficult, hard day at work.
More and more people work from home every day. Not only that, more and more people don't work from their offices, or "where they're meant to work".
There was quite a lot to transcribe out, and many questions asked. Some questions put to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, include:Will we always need programmers?
As promised, I've uploaded the keynote speech that Steve Ballmer gave on Wednesday to a bunch of students at the Microsoft Student Technology Day. Although the recording isn't studio quality, it's still audible enough to hear it - even though there was coughing, the occasional sneeze, and some jackass in the audience with Tourette's (ahem...
I spent most of the day taking snaps; concealed from within my lap a camera without the flash function. I say that, because we weren't technically allowed to take photos and was told off by someone half way through.
I'll write more about Microsoft Surface tomorrow, including a client-side computer/operating system part to the Surface table; where you have an ordinary computer to control and develop on it. Not only that, I'll bring you information on the SDK, the Surface desktop simulator, as well as some pictures of how simple coding the Surface table in C# is.
Steve Ballmer was next door in the Queen Elizabeth Hall talking to the TechNet/TechEd people about Office Live, and mentioning that there would be a major announcement at the PDC on the 27th October. Once he finished there, he popped next door and told us a similar thing.