Every once in a while I find something new in technical education which excites me ... in this case its some classic physics lectures (1964) taught by Dr. Richard Feynman. Why?
The lectures in question are truly classic
The technology behind the video streaming service is impressive
Even if you don't care about physics, you need to link over to Project Tuva. Make certain you start up at least one lecture, and enjoy! My thanks to the eScience at Microsoft for making me aware of this initiative. This content will be added to the Engineering Learning Wiki and its Google custom search engine within the next few minutes. I've attached two screenshots below ... click to expand and view full sized. The images doesn't do justice to the experience.
Mercury, Gemini and Apollo ... these were space programs which fascinated me in the 1960's as a child growing up in northern Minnesota. When President Kennedy dedicated our country to land on the moon by the end of the decade, this quest inspired me and many other young children to life long love of science and technology. I still remember getting up in the middle of the night to watch Apollo moon walks live on TV.
We need this kind of inspiring science to attract a new generation of young scientists. In the short term, rather than these heavy thoughts, I will relive that first moon flight (Apollo 11) ... and you can too starting this Thursday. Link to:
Do you know how to work with the digital wave? Think of how many industries have been changed forever because of the internet. The business plan of yesterday is history, but do you know how to adapt?
With that preamble, it's worth taking a look at Chris Anderson's new eBook which is titled "Free"! He is earlier book was "The Long Tail". Chris practices what he preaches; his book Free is available for Free! My thanks to iLibrarian who made me aware of this resource.
Last week while on vacation I was off the grid, and read quite a few books. The current issue of Newsweek has a great article called "What to Read Now and Why?" The first book is a British satirical novel from 1875! This book apparently points out how little we have changed in almost 135 years. Great read ... to figure out some great reads!