Wednesday, January 07, 2004

being better than yourself

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." William Faulkner

narrated multimedia using microsoft producer

microsoft producer is very useful for creating rich-media instructional material as well as for rich-media nonprofit advocacy on the web. you need a windows computer to view microsoft producer files. (as of january, 2004, that is. this might change in the future.)

Sunday, January 04, 2004

figuring out will shortz's enigmatology degree

"Will Shortz is the only person in the world to hold a college degree in Enigmatology, the study of puzzles, which he earned from Indiana University in 1974.

Born in 1952 and raised on an Arabian horse farm in Indiana, Will now lives near New York City in a Tudor-style house filled with books and Arts and Crafts furniture. When he's not at work, he enjoys bicycling, movies, reading, travel, and collecting antique puzzle books and magazines."

playing scrabble online

playing the game of scrabble online might be a good way to get more seniors involved with computers.

unorthodox MIT professor dies at 105

we're all going to miss arthur von hippel.

"Eric von Hippel, who is now a professor of innovation at MIT, said his father's students appreciated his teaching style.

'They thought he was so cool. Instead of a formal exam he would invite them in for a chat with apple pie, ice cream and tea -- and at the end he would give them a grade' he said."

school of rock(y) road?