This news about Hewlet Foundation grants to Berkeley has some interesting figures:
“While UC Berkeley’s endowment has more than doubled to $2.46 billion over the past decade, its growth has been dwarfed by the surge in endowments at peer private institutions. Harvard University’s endowment is nearly $30 billion, and Stanford University’s is about $15 billion.”
I hope that means they can now get Berkeley faculty salaries on an equal footing!
Hmm not sure if Walmart is the huge company about to take over Australia, but should be able to order this linux box for just over $200 US dollars (today 92 cents US is 1 Australian dollar).
Sounds like a great idea but not suitable for geeks (why a full case? small is beautiful!) and not sure why it is “green” but if I can add memory and swap cards this sounds a tad interesting. Zonbu may be similar (and cheaper and greener) but seems subscription based? The Dell XP PC competitor(?) for around $340 is mentioned here.
Now I just need to see which VH projects could run on it and send them to less developed communities with a license similar(?) to Architecture for Humanity.
Hmm, these people sound interesting too, should talk to them about croquet and blender 3D.
And I am still grumbling people think PC=Windows. Grr.