Apparently her remarks angered some folks. Personally, I don’t get it. I think it’s a wonderfully thoughtful speech and it resonates with my thinking about the role of the US and its standing in the world. I think the speech is quite encouraging — although her continental analogies are a bit antiquated and not exactly PC. Clearly, though, she is a thoughtful person.
Indra Nooyi’s Graduation Remarks
Like the author of this Crave blog entry, soggy cereal is fine with me. For me it is made doubly wonderful if the dissolution of the cereal results in tasty flavored milk like the kind you get while eating Froot Loops or Coco Krispies. For the rest of you who find soggy cereal unpalatable, here’s the bowl for you:
Gaurav Khanna’s eight PlayStation 3s aren’t running Heavenly Sword — they’re using Linux plus custom code to solve complex computations. Photo: Courtesy of Gaurav Khanna
Suffering from its exorbitant price point and a dearth of titles, Sony’s PlayStation 3 isn’t exactly the most popular gaming platform on the block. But while the console flounders in the commercial space, the PS3 may be finding a new calling in the realm of science and research.
Here’s and article from Technology Review about and open source hardware product called the “Bug”. I like it! If the base and the modules are cheap enough, I see this as a perfect gift for me and my husband.
Here’s a very interesting commentary from Slate about the generational difference in electronic communication. It does a great job of describing a possible communication workflow a teenager might use instead of e-mail. It also talks about the transient quality of the IM, text, and Twitter and likens e-mail writing to old fashioned letter writing. Surprisingly, some of this is true in my life too. My husband and I send most of our throw-away conversations (“Lunch?”, “come get me”, “I’m leaving work” and the like) via cell phone text messaging. I send a lot of messages at work via e-mail, but most of messages I send have details that are too much for text message. I haven’t gotten into Jabber (IM) and I don’t intend to. When I want to broadcast to wide audience, I do it through blogging within work and outside of work. There are many modes to perform different layers of communication. A lot of it has to do with the content and intended audience for me. Anyhow, read that article and then think about how you now communicate with the world.
The Death of E-Mail
Teenagers are abandoning their Yahoo! and Hotmail accounts. Do the rest of us have to?
By Chad Lorenz Posted Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at 12:32 PM ET