Agreed, I have started using notepad to take notes in computer classes, and only using Word for occasional diagrams, since the school chose to upgrade to Office 2007. It's noticeably faster and I don't have to remember to save in 2003 format.For what they do in most grades, notepad would be all they needed.
He has created a Mechanical hit counter for his website.
From the page:
Overengineered designs are where Art and Science meet, eye each other up a bit, sink a few pints, and head off to Science's apartment to see his etchings. I tip my hat to Mr. Goldberg, using a machine that tips hats in 22 steps, starting with cracking an egg.
Here, then, is my humble contribution to the rich tradition of overengineering — the Mechanical Hit Counter.
He contends that the angst and smugness that made up the Amiga scene in the 80s and 90s has found a new outlet in the Linux scene, and to prove his point, he analyses comments from Linux users on his web site."
Either way, it raises the interesting question of how greater public awareness of Global Warming might be affecting the course of research and vice versa. Not to mention what happens when public awareness is shaped by factors other than scientific findings."
Thousands sign e-petition on rip-off Vista http://www.pcpro.co.uk/custompc/news/106025/thous
Petition info and link:
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to bring pressure on Microsoft to stop them overcharging the UK for its Vista Operating System.
Submitted by Paul Milne — Deadline to sign up by: 20 April 2007 — Signatures: 8,051