I'm not a big TV watcher to be honest. In the UK, we have the "licence fee" which you need to pay the government before you even connect the telly to the wall.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.
The last few days have been an eye-opener for me, because I've discovered there may in fact be little point in having Twitter. I see Twitter as a pain in the arse, something you have to go out of your way for and tell the world something you really shouldn't have to.
I've taken many months looking for the ultimate student device; something fairly cheap and not too expensive (especially in this current credit climate), something that'll last for a while, something which which can be multi-purpose; none of this "buy a camera, a phone and a sat-nav" when you can have it in all one little device.I think I've found it.
Last month I attended the Microsoft Student Technology Day 2008 (full coverage here) in London, with Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, Andy McLoughlin, CEO of Huddle.net and many others.
A much easier way to controlling the "crazy" ruler in Word 2007, without hassle or mass-customisation.
Today, Zack writes a short letter to Microsoft, asking why they keep screwing with his head and changing their plans all the time.
With hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people using Google Apps and Zoho, two of the main cloud office suites on the web, Microsoft once again sees an opportunity to slam it's iron fist onto the web in hope of crushing the same competitors as before.With Windows 7 on the way, from the people I've spoken to, students just don't seem that phased by it.
Everywhere I look at the moment there are job cuts here, mass lay-off's there, unemployment rising and a crumbling global economy. Whilst students are working their arses off trying to cram for pre-Christmas exams, it opens up a world full of worry for students who are near graduation.
I have a dream that one day, little boys and little girls, across this great plain of society, can open up a pre-release version of Windows 7 or Windows 8, and have access to full unstable features which makes them go "oooh" and "ahhh" in excitement, wonder and amazement.
We take having the Internet for granted. Wherever we go, whether we have our laptops or our tablet devices, even our mobile phones, we can connect to 'some form' of the world wide web.