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Higher education goes Hollywood

As I began my career in higher education in the late 1990s, technology seemed poised to upend the entire academic enterprise. The New York Times, in an article titled “Boola Boola, E-Commerce Comes to The Quad,” speculated that “just by doing what he does every day, a teacher potentially could grow rich instructing a class consisting of a million students.” Kim Clark, dean of the …

Generate artistic, animated, color QR codes that scan

Generate artistic, animated, color QR codes that scan / Boing Boing Qrcode is a github-hosted, Chinese Python project for GNU/Linux and Windows that takes sentences and URLs and creates “artistic” colored and animated QR codes that actually scan. qrcode (via 4 Short Links) report this ad Fancy a regular cut of the best things at Boing Boing—and …

Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia operating system could run on almost anything

Google has a new operating system called Fuchsia in development, with the early results publicly available on Github (and you can even compile and run it yourself, should you feel daring. The new OS differs from both Android and Chrome OS since it doesn’t run on a Linux kernel, and instead uses as its core code something called Magenta, which might make it better suited …