Saturday, April 26, 2008


This is such an important little article.

"why aren’t Google, Microsoft, and other
mainstream media sites putting a giant “CLICK ME, I CAN SAVE YOU TIME
AND MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!” button on all of their pages, versus the
ubiquitous yet sorely unknown RSS icon?"

One in Three or Clueless in America!

One of the topics in which I take an interest is "student retention".

It is a worry to politicians that despite their best efforts to encourage everyone to go to college, students drop out of college.

We worry too much; not everyone needs a college education.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were both dropouts.

Kottke as ever a source of interesting information points at this wonderfully titled New York Times article about the American college drop out rate.

Here are two quotes to ponder.

"An American kid drops out of high school every 26 seconds.

Roughly a third of all American high school students drop out. Another
third graduate but are not prepared for the next stage of life — either
productive work or some form of post-secondary education."

Somewhere in this discussion we are missing the point,
should all of these students have been there in the first place?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

More On Coffee

I've had an email from Joffrey's thanking me for participating in their blogging for free coffee promotion.

They tell me that my coffee is on the way. I hope so because this BBC report suggests that drinking coffee might have benefits for me.

It seems that
"Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body"
You can read an abstract of the original paper here

Not that I need an excuse to drink coffee.