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October 15, 2008  9:00 AM

What is Blog Action Day? A chance to help fight global poverty.



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Blog Action Day is, according to its founders, "an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day."

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August 20, 2008  6:58 PM

Video: MIT’s OpenCourseWare — Introduction to Algorithms (Lesson 1 and 2)



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Thanks to a friendly Creative Commons license, these introductory lectures could be uploaded to Google Video by Peteris Krumins from the host on MIT’s...

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June 10, 2008  11:26 AM

What is a social spreadsheet? Dan Bricklin and SocialText combine wikis with workspaces at Enterprise 2.0.



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Ross Mayfield, founder of SocialText, a maker of enterprise wiki software, announced the launch of a new social spreadsheet at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. In his presentation to a packed hall of technology...


May 22, 2008  11:55 AM

What is the missing link of integrated circuitry? The memristor!



Posted by: GuyPardon
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The discovery of Thursday's Word of the Day, memristor, has been theorized about since 1971, when the possibility...


May 19, 2008  10:29 AM

What is the future of the Internet?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Do you think much about the future of the Internet? Last week, the academics and technologists...


April 23, 2008  9:27 AM

Better Education Through Open Source Robots



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Heather Johnson is guest blogging at WhatIs.com this week. Heather is a freelance writer, as well as a monthly contributor for OEDb, a site that helps students...


March 14, 2008  1:40 PM

Happy Pi Day!



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Yes, today is March 14, 2008, abbreviated as 3.14. Mathematicians everywhere celebrate today as Pi Day. You can join the fun over at PiDay.org.


March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



Posted by: GuyPardon
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CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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September 24, 2007  12:41 PM

Watch the Catsters on YouTube and learn about monads, math and functional programming



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Ok, I admit it: calculus is now officially a decade in my past. Math, or "maths," as the Brits put it, however, is very much in my present, considering the importance of algorithms to modern life. (For more on that, just review this thread on the


August 27, 2007  12:26 PM

Facebook: A social network evolves into a social utility



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What can I say about Facebook that hasn't been said? Newsweek has placed Mort Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking giant


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