Daily Archives: June 5, 2007

Food for Your iPOD

Download a lecture or two on your favorite subject from iTunes U:

Designed to be completely intuitive, iTunes U is based on the iTunes Store, where millions of people already get their music, movies, and TV shows. Now there’s an area of the iTunes Store devoted entirely to education, where it’s easy to search thousands of audio and video files from schools across the country.
Colleges and universities build their own iTunes U sites. Faculty post content they create for their classes. Students download what they need, and go. Learning isn’t just for the classroom anymore. It’s for anytime and anyplace you’ve got a Mac, a PC, or an iPod.

Via Christopher Dawson at Education IT who notes:

While most universities have been podcasting for some time, this is certainly an innovative way for Apple to facilitate the sharing of this content and give us all one more reason to become pod people. Most of the content is free for the taking…I can almost feel the earbuds now.

A good place to start might be Geography of World Cultures from Stanford.

So You’re Going to New York to Make the Bigtime

You might want to check out the New York Profit Calculator first:

The wild risks, unexpected niches, and day-in-day-out grind behind making a dollar in New York for everyone… from a drug dealer to Goldman Sachs.

Thanks to the war on drugs it looks like the meth dealer made out pretty well. No wonder there is always someone to fill the void when a dealer gets carted off to jail.

Via Henley.

iPhone Adds

The new iPhone adds are kind of cool and, gosh, manipulating stuff on the screen with your fingers looks pretty nifty.
Perhaps that explains why Microsoft was eager to show off Surface.
The prices, the prices. I won’t be buying a $500 iPhone or a $xthousand Surface anytime soon.

Via Pharyngula.