Yahoo! forbids staff from working from home. Countertrend or just plain stupid?

I was quite amazed to read that Yahoo! forbids staff from working from home. At first glance this appears to be a kick in the teeth to the teleworking movement. Then again you realise that we are talking about Yahoo which was once the darling of the Internet is now just a shelf of its former self, at …

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Would MOOCs have allowed Einstein to teach the whole world?

Sometimes it’s useful to take an idea to its extremes and see where you arrive at. With MOOCs you arrive at a truly wonderful place, filled with exciting possibilities for humankind. MOOCs Explained MOOCs are free courses, taught online to a large number of students at the same time. This is the bleeding edge of education. Think …

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Free Book: The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript

Anyone doing web development these days knows the importance of JavaScript.  Those that know me, also know that JavaScript is one of my least-liked languages, and my opinion is well summed-up by my favourite Javascript quote: Develop by Netscape over a weekend. And it shows! Nevertheless Javascript marches on and is now also becoming used …

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Qantas phone customer put on hold – for 15 hours

It took him 15 hours to think about hanging up and calling back again? Why is the SMH bagging Qantas instead of calling this guy an idiot? http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/qantas-phone-customer-put-on-hold–for-15-hours-20120802-23id8.html Another example of the degradation of SMH’s journalism standards. The guy’s call got lost in the phone queue.  Technology, like life, is not perfect. Hardly cause for a front …

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