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.
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.
A good proportion of a working day in the average office, is indeed working outside of the office. It seems nowadays though, the opportunity has arisen to let those who can't get a job - students for example - to utilise their skills for the online market.
I was reading on10 a few days ago and came across a brilliant post. Xerox have created a driver which plugs straight into Windows, and searches for printers close to your physical location.
Corporations over time gain social responsibility for the products they release: Microsoft and their report abuse features, Facebook and their privacy settings, and now Google are adding more to the list.I spoke some time ago about plagiarism, more on a positive note, considering the use of plagiarism detection style software is being used for finding authors of extremist material.
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!
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.