Monday, March 17, 2014

Google’s Eric Schmidt On Critics Who Say College Isn't Worth It: “They’re Just Wrong”

“They’re Just Wrong” | TechCrunch:

“If all you care about is money, you should go to college. If all you care about is culture and creativity, you should go to college. If all you care about is having fun, you should go to college. Go to college. I can’t be any clearer.”

  1. Do you agree or disagree with Schmidt's message?
  2. The article mentions some of the downsides or negatives of going to college.  In your opinion, do you think they outweigh the positives?  Or is a college degree worthwhile for most people to pursue, regardless?
  3. Do you think that Eric Schmidt is a reliable source of information on the importance of a college education, considering who he is and what he does for a living?

N.B.:   If you want credit, use details from the article to support your responses.  And capitalize your i's, or I will destroy you.

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College | Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College:

"Young college graduates are having more difficulty landing work than earlier cohorts. They are more likely to be unemployed and have to search longer for a job than earlier generations of young adults.

But the picture is consistently bleaker for less-educated workers: On a range of measures, they not only fare worse than the college-educated, but they are doing worse than earlier generations at a similar age."

  1. In your opinion, what is the most interesting finding in this study?
  2. What is the major disparity between this generation and the ones before it, and why is it described as so significant in the article?
  3. How is this study relevant to your future plans?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Weeks before expiration date, Windows XP still has 29% OS market share | Ars Technica

Windows XP still has 29% OS market share:

  • What are the implications of Microsoft no longer supporting Windows XP?
  • Do you use any computers that have Windows XP as their operating system?  
  • What are some of the precautions you can take if you are not able to upgrade, and must continue using Windows XP after the April deadline?