I'm continuing my diary of the troubles I'm having with getting broadband into my new house. I never thought it would be this difficult, but indeed these posts prove it really can be.
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.
As you know from my previous post, it has been an absolute battle to try and get broadband connectivity to my new house in Canterbury. All the other seemingly complicated "hardware based" products like electricity, gas and water supplies have been easy to set up and continue flowing.
Here at ZDNet, we all get on (most of the time) and I'm lucky to be working with some absolutely lovely people. Behind the scenes, we have a discussion group, and I've been bitching about my lack of Internet the last week or so.
University places are increasing more and more as the years go by, whilst e-learning and "in-house training" becomes the norm within business. Universities UK has reported that 70% of all incoming undergraduate students make up of 18-20 year olds, and is expected to drop dramatically from the beginning of the 2009 academic year and continuing to drop for the next 20 years.
Privacy International have said that Google's new Street View tool could breach data protection laws if people's faces are shown, according to the BBC, whereas the creator of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has made it clear that the success of the web has been because it's open for everybody, and that it needs to stay that way to continue growing in technological development and size.
Note: re-posted after withdrawing post a few days ago; no changes made since then.I would put this very much on par with a past Scoble moment, as I’ve been lucky enough to see something which actually impresses me.
Note: I just want to quickly apologise for the lack of posts recently; moved into a new house and broadband won't be set up for a while, so had to resort to dial-up which is proving troublesome. I'll do my best, considering this is essentially my income, as lack of posts means I can't pay the rent.
I've just had to take a post down, which a lot of you have probably already read. My bad, my bad a lot.
I've been reading the headlines today, and the main headlines on most of the top technology websites are about the YouTube/Google/Viacom saga. I'd like to call this: Youglecomgate, a potentially volatile situation hovers over the midst of everyone who has been on YouTube ever, so that's probably the majority of the globe.
Probably not. But it's not a bad thing Microsoft have done, and it really shows that they're committed to this "student malarkey" we have going.