Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE[4]: Bummed to see this now
by unclefester on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 06:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bummed to see this now"
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

At least the Europeans still take pride in education.

In the US it take four years of college to barely achieve the academic standards of high school graduates in South Korea or eastern Europe.

Many of the topics I covered in the second year of my Australian undergraduate science degree were Masters level subjects at leading US universities.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

No Child Get's Ahead.. er.. No Child Left Behind

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bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

No Child Get's Ahead.. er.. No Child Left Behind



No Child Gets Ahead.


There, fixed it for you. (incorrect apostrophe)

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RE[5]: Bummed to see this now
by mrstep on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Bummed to see this now"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Some do, others take pride in never getting a job.

In terms of quality of education, I had the opposite experience. I had covered topics and had access to labs full of far better equipment by my sophomore year of university than people who had finished their 'Magister' degrees in Europe, though that didn't stop them looking down on a 4 year bachelors from their 5 years-for-half-the-education programs. Amusing, and why would I question it when they put a Mag. before their names.

Title wanking is totally annoying. I guess when schools are all essentially free people can sit around and ponder what additional - often useless - Doctorate they can focus on next. No, the U.S. doesn't offer that luxury, but given the large numbers of foreigners that come here for degrees - generally also without feeling the need to drop a title like it's a 007 label - I'm not too concerned.

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