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Weekly Ten: Programming Is the New Literacy, Mario Goes Open-Source, Ubuntu Dumps

Mar 18, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"1. Programming Is the New Literacy
Already, various thinkers about the future have proposed a number of candidates for the designation "twenty-first-century literacy." That is, what are the key skills humans must possess in order to be considered literate? More @ Edutopia

"2. Mario Goes Open-Source with Arduino
The open-source Arduino electronics platform has received a ton of attention from the hardware enthusiast community. And one more follower is joining the fray--Mario himself. The mustachioed plumber of console video game fame has been converted into an eight-by-eight LED matrix by Carnegie Mellon University student Chloe Fan. More @ PCMag.com

"3. Forbidden Fruit: Microsoft Workers Hide Their iPhones
The iPhone is made, of course, by Microsoft's longtime rival, Apple Inc. The device's success is a nagging reminder for Microsoft executives of how the company's own efforts to compete in the mobile business have fallen short..."

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