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A new challenge for computer science

Do you remember the Sokal affair? Mathematical physicist Alan Sokal submitted a fake paper titled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity” to a postmodern cultural studies journal  312 more words


Orginal Apple logo returning


Apple resurrects original six-color rainbow logo to celebrate diversity

CUPERTINO, California — April 1, 2015 — Apple® today announced that the company will resurrect the original rainbow Apple logo ahead of Apple’s 40th anniversary of the company’s founding on April 1, 1976 and also as an affirmation that Apple, an American company, believes that America must be a land of opportunity for everyone, in a diverse rainbow of colors, including race, religion, sexual orientation, and more.

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Cargo Cult Worlds

What is Chromebit?

Chromebit is a dongle running Google’s Chrome OS operating system. When placed in the appropriate slot on a television or monitor, the device turns that display into a personal computer. 152 more words


The Origin of ChromeOS

Google announced Chrome OS on July 7, 2009, describing it as an operating system in which both applications and user data reside in the cloud. 292 more words


How to Use Stuff!

In class the other day we learned “how to use stuff” on the computer, at first I had no idea what most of these programs were, but at the end of the class I learned they were all very useful. 163 more words

Which is your favourite?

After our half term of working on films each class has chosen the best films, but only one can go to the Digital Creativity Awards… 57 more words


When Computing Is Free as Air

In 1997 I spoke at an industry event in London, England, on the subject of what the Internet was doing for the enterprise.  The title of my talk was “The Internet as Global IT Department.” Yes, in those days we still talked about “IT managers.” 604 more words