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.
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.
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.
This seems to fit quite nicely with my "illegal music sharing/copying" post a couple of days ago. Back on the 22nd April 2008, Microsoft gave all those who downloaded music through MSN Music the two fingers, when it announced:As of August 31st, we will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for the songs you purchased from MSN Music or the authorization of additional computers.