It's been just over a month now since I started writing here, and it's certainly been an interesting one. I've had many emails over the last month asking me this, that and the other, not even a single death threat yet!
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 all probably know, considering the 2 year lead-up to today and the considerable press coverage, it's Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft. I'd like to take a slightly different spin on covering his career and life, by pointing out the stupid stuff, in the hope it will appeal to my target audience: the student.
I know, you're probably disappointed that once again, there's no real webcam function in the new Messenger:mac, but I'm sure given time they'll work it in. If you have Office Communications Server 2007, you can use your in-built camera to have meetings with co-workers, but most students I'm sure would rather have a "face-to-face" conversation with someone they miss from back home.
And trust me, they really do. Over the last year, the UK and US Governments have had an awful problem in keeping basic data protection rules in check, almost to the point where they may have been broadcasting over the radio minutes of the intelligence committee meetings.
As you can imagine with universities breaking up for the summer, it's been a slow news week. I subscribe to Lifehacker on my list of favourites (as well as many others as you'd imagine) because it has some mindblowingly good tricks, tips and technology news.
This video was made by Martin Shannon-Smith, created for the Imagine Cup to explain what it's really about. For a one-minute video created by a multimedia student, that's pretty damn good.
Edit: Just a couple of grammatical tweaks.This series of entries, called diversITy, continues from the previous topic, all concerning the diversity of people within the IT industry.
There are two kinds of people out there who get Tablet PC's:1. The kind of person who likes walking through a busy St.
This series of entries, called diversITy, will cover a number of topics all concerning the diversity of people within the IT industry. Whether we discuss women in industry, sexual orientation in the workplace, religion or ethnic background; these are all topics which will have an effect on students, if not already.
Universities around the world have been using plagiarism software for a good few years now, to crack down on the amount of copied work. This, after all, is defrauding a university for the purpose of gaining a qualification, which can and has been classed as a criminal offence at least once before.