☞ Understanding Motivation

  • "It's human nature to think in simple dichotomies: Free Software - GNU - GPL vs. Open Source - BSD License. But I would argue that there are three corners to this triangle: Berkeley Unix (and Apache, Sendmail, Perl, and all the other products of the UC Berkeley camp) vs. Linux (and PHP, MySQL, and all the other outgrowths of the dot-com era) vs. GNU."
  • This petition to the government to scrap the ban on friends caring for each other's children (which, by the way, is a ludicrous abuse of power and an abdication of the responsibility to exercise judgement by OFSTED) has legs - 11000+ signatures after a relatively short time means a lot of people agree this situation is mindless. Labour may have found their Poll Tax...
  • ‹‹ Boston College German studies professor Michael Resler went searching for a way to boost flagging interest in his “German Literature of the High Middle Ages’’ class a few years ago, and settled on the idea of simply giving the course a sexier name. The resulting “Knights, Castles, and Dragons’’ nearly tripled enrollment." ››
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the brain damage seems to be everywhere --
"State to mom: Stop baby-sitting neighbors' kids"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090930/ap_on_re_us/us_baby_sitter_backlash_mich

Posted by Bill on September 30, 2009 at 04:22 AM PDT #

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