A Complete Literacy Experience For Young Children

A Complete Literacy Experience For Young Children

From the “I should have posted this months ago” vault… When I led technology development at One Laptop per Child Australia, I maintained two golden rules: everything that we release must ‘just work’ from the perspective of the user (usually a child or teacher), and no...

“Linux” support

Carla Schroder from Linux Today repeats a question that I’ve heard asked many times: “Here we go with another round of Linux Today reader comments. Let’s start off with an issue that has been on my mind: Vendors who boast of the their Linux-based devices, but they...

Huawei e169 3G modem on Ubuntu 8.04

I recently bought myself a Huawei e169 3G modem as part of a service with Exetel (based on the Optus network). There are a few guides online on how to get it to work with GNU/Linux, but either they didn’t work as advertised or I wasn’t happy with the approach they...

Annoying by design

Microsoft claim that their UAC security prompts in Vista are designed to annoy you. I’m trying hard to take them seriously and to not laugh them off… but did they really think it’d work? OEMs and users have been disabling it in droves. Other users have probably taught...

Megahertz marketing

Stuart Corner at iTWire succumbs to our old nemesis, corporate marketing. Intel have for years pushed the line that megahertz (MHz) equals speed. Apple used to call this the ‘Megahertz Myth‘. Intel competitors AMD and Cyrix were for many years forced to resort to...