One Laptop per Child & Open Source

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IEEE Computer Society NSW held a seminar last Thursday and Pia Waugh came to talk about Open Source and the One Laptop per Child program. She also brought along a sample of the laptop (I thought that a few of the members attending might mug her for it on the way out ;-). The laptop … [Read more…]

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Samsung mobile phone lemon

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My previous post about the Nokia ad reminded me about the ongoing problem with my Samsung A701 Next G mobile phone. This puppy has been out of action for about 3 months now as the power/data port is cactus. It has been sent back to Telstra for repairs, passed onto Samsung for repairs, returned from … [Read more…]

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Nokia gets web 2.0

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Nokia really gets what Web 2.0 is about (and they have got product for us to buy). This is exactly what other companies need to understand – web 2.0 really is all about connecting people. And now we have commercially viable convergent technology that enables the connection. This ad has a catchy jingle and makes … [Read more…]

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TED Talk by Vilayanur Ramachandran on the Brain

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This fab TED talk by Vilayanur Ramachandran explores how brain damage helps us to study the connection between the internal structures and corresponding functions of the mind. He is the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego, and an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute who has … [Read more…]

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