The style which you refer to is (I believe) Single stroke gothic, utilizing a single (capital) typeface. It's the preferred style of most engineers and drafters for legibility, and can be written at an adequate clip if necessary.
Your post brings up an interesting trend we've seen with the internet: A marked rise in autodidacticism. A larger number of people are able to learn and (in some cases) become accredited without having to attend classes at a university or college. While I cannot say whether this is a good or bad thing, it is interesting to me in that it seems to be beneficial to those who are more prone to learning while alone, as opposed to the traditional group/class structure.
This week saw the addition of aerial combat game H.A.W.X. to the Tom Clancy franchise by Ubisoft. Shane Bierwith, brand manager of the project, sat down with Student Life to discuss the game and some of their developmental decisions. "... we have four-person jump-in/jump-out co-op, which is a first for the air combat category. As far as competitive multiplayer is concerned, we have eight-person Team Deathmatch. It's a really fresh take on multiplayer in-air combat. As you level up and get kills in succession, you'll have access to support units, which range from electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) — you'll shock the other planes out of the sky — to altitude limits." Eurogamer's evaluation of the game calls it fun, but also "a victim of the high standards set by the other titles in the Clancy franchise." IGN says it's "very close to being a great game," but criticizes the combat and the mission design.
Barence writes "In what might be a glimpse of things to come in Windows 7, Microsoft is asking customers whether they would be interested in a new 'Instant-on' version of Windows. 'We would like your feedback on a new concept,' the Microsoft survey states. 'The Instant On experience is different from "Full Windows" because it limits what activities you can do and what applications you can have access to.' Sounds interesting but hardly new: Asus and Dell have produced laptops that provide swift access to apps and data using Linux subsystems."
If the recording industry thinks they're losing 1.5 million per CD, and PRESUMING that they aren't just money grubbing execs in a dying industry, then I'm beginning to think that they need to get their heads out of the clouds, and take a look at the history of commerce in america mandating laws. I'd hate to see the recording industry become a government operated corp...