Guest post: Imran Hussain is a blogger at startupmeme.com, and has a keen interest in technology and its effects on the lives of students.
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.
It seems a few people from Microsoft and Google in particular read this blog, and good for you. But I'd like to give the industry partners out there, regardless of whether you're in hardware, software, cloud or mobile computing, online or offline industries, or have anything to do with technology, and you want students to fill the boots as the next generation of IT users, talk to me.
Mary-Jo wanted to find the killer-apps of Vista, but I think I've found the killer applications for students. Regardless of educational establishment status, we have to consider multiple things in a killer-app (defined as an application which you essentially "must have"), such as open-source where possible, available across platforms, considerably save yourself time, increase productivity whether for social-downtime or performance-uptime, and most importantly - free.
I think the vast majority of people aren't too concerned about the inconsistencies, confusion and misunderstood legalities of sharing, trading and even possession of music tracks. But it does seem to be a growing problem, as a news reports suggest.
Over the last few decades, police intelligence gets better through technological means. Before they used pen and paper, and the only way to cross reference files was by means of filing.
Students at the University of Leicester have started a project working towards launching their very own satellite into Earth's orbit. Over twenty undergraduates from their Physics and Astronomy department at the university are working on the project, named "Plume", helped along by a neighbouring engineering company Magna Parva by donating the main body of the satellite itself.
OK, so maybe "cloudivity" isn't really a word, but it sounds good, doesn't it?I've covered how you can work anywhere using online office suites, and weighing the benefits between cloud and mobile computing.
Microsoft are probably the biggest and most influential software company in the world. I know, I don't like it much either but it hasn't done bad now, let's admit.
This makes life interesting - knowing what you could be earning in a few years time once you've got your degree. The idea behind this website is (other than extreme nosiness) available information on who is earning what, at which company.
The ability to work anywhere is a wonderful thing. The one thing students seem to struggle with nowadays is motivation factors and in my honest opinion, I would say because there are too many distractions when you're at university.