Three Money-Saving Tips for Buying Tech for College

  To graduating seniors and their parents: Congratulations!  I am taking a minute to write out some tips I give to seniors who ask me about buying a laptop for college.  The college laptop is more important than ever.  While sometimes you cannot determine how long a piece of hardware can last, you can at Read More …

first reactions to CNet’s preview of Office 2010

CNet unveiled its first previews of Office 2010 today.  From the looks of it, Microsoft is doing what it should be doing best: stealing word-processing platforms’ features and ease of use. Conversation mode for email?  Try GMail Beta… like 10+ years ago. Customizing your ribbon?  Okay, I will give that to them, but it should Read More …

making the transition to opensource

I was in a recent Elluminate webinar about opensource software (http://www.learncentral.org/event/60486) when someone threw out the idea into chat: We started with students, they are more open to change. There had been quite a long discussion in the chat window about how to transition or implement open source software when students and staff had already become Read More …