Interesting to see that Microsoft will push point versions of Windows 10 to consumer users but charge the corporate world to stick with a stable LTS for a guaranteed 4 year cycle. As a long-time ubuntu LTS user I can see the attraction for CIOs.
Women make up a larger and larger percentage of the pool of educated professionals in the United States, but fewer and fewer of them are choosing to work in the technology industry, which is arguably the most important growth engine for the economy and the most important source of innovation across almost every industry.
This makes a lot of sense. The tablet is great as a leisure device but doesn’t really replace a ‘proper’ keyboard device. Bigger phones make leisure consumption possible and ‘the tablet filled a gap in the market between the laptop and the mobile phone. Nowadays, with notebooks being lighter, thinner and more portable, and also with smartphones having larger screens – the phablet market – there’s less need for the traditional tablet.’ (ZDNet)
If I were going to spend $600 – $700 now I’d be looking at something like Dell’s Intel 14nm technology Broadwell-powered 13″ ultrabook with SSD. Briliant machine!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 250 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
A different approach to teaching big data
“In the classroom and the lab, the idea is to capture this home meter data and then to analyze it for usage patterns and best practices on home energy management and consumption,”
I have often argued that digital natives are in fact ‘digital orphans’ and I’m pleased to see this in ‘How teens are redefining digital‘.
‘Without being prompted, many of the adolescents we spoke to say they wanted advice from experienced adults rather than asking other teens’
- More nanodegrees” — low-cost skillset certifications for high-demand tech jobs.
- mobile devices have all but guaranteed the end of the textbook as we know it
- more colleges and universities will test out competency-based assessment
- We’ll continue to see an emphasis on outcomes in conversations among parents and the government
- education segment (will) expect to see schools becoming “more aggressive” in how they differentiate themselves in reporting their specific outcomes