14 Feb 2003 jbucata   » (Apprentice)

Inundated with interesting diary entries and other pieces to read. Must try to respond briefly to them...

Came across these two pieces from vmyths.com tonight. Wow. The essential, slightly-exaggerated thesis is that most of the modern-day antivirus software industry is a sham. A must-read.

bgeiger: Funny, I saw a Go set at Barnes and Noble (brick & mortar edition) a few weeks ago, in the Games section. I'm quite sure it was less than $30, too.

palsky: Hey, if people don't like 'em, they'll just rate your diary down so they don't have to read 'em. From where I stand, at the moment your diary's rated 7.7, which is pretty good, so I wouldn't be concerned. What you have to say looks pretty topical to me.

Maybe smaller chunks more frequently would help, though. Maybe you could have split the version control commentary off to another diary entry a few days later, for example.

Educational Systems

zhaoway: Wow. Very good article there, and I definitely agree with your assessment. My WACGYR rating for you just went up by one :).

Digging into my bookmarks: An excellent follow-on to that is The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher.

After you've read that second nice, short piece, go peruse through this E-book for an answer on what to do about it: Engines for Education. This one's worth allocating a few hours to read.

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