Latest from Christopher Dawson
Would you give the Feds your computers?
The Frederick News Post reported Sunday that FBI agents seized two computers from one of the Frederick County, Maryland, public libraries this weekend.Darrell Batson, director of Frederick County Public Libraries, said two FBI employees came to the downtown Frederick library either Wednesday or Thursday.
Gmail takes on Australian Ed
PCWorld is reporting that Google, along with a local integrator, will be rolling out it's Gmail application (and, presumably, Google Apps) for all of the student email accounts in the public schools and colleges of New South Wales.This translates to roughly a million students, but a relatively minor amount of revenue for Google (just over $9 million US).
Patriot Act preventing Google Apps adoption in schools
Canada's Globe and Mail is reporting on one university that is experiencing a serious backlash for rolling out Google Apps. LakeHead University used Google's free online email and collaboration tools to replace an aging infrastructure, and has successfully saved the school hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Our students will need to drive e-voting
I heard a piece on The World tonight on my way home from class highlighting electronic voting efforts. In contrast to the United States, where many states are abandoning efforts at e-voting and additional federal funding is being devoted to paper balloting, countries like Brazil have moved almost exclusively to electronic means of casting votes.