How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy
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First, all ye who attend college, rejoice at the Open Textbook movement; applying the philosophies and thoughts of Open Source to making textbooks, hence bringing us one step closer to an anti-corporate lovey-dovey communism. Of course, there really isn't anything inherently communist about OS. In fact, it's wonderfully capitalist- you make an investment and expect a return. I was really frustrated in college that I had to pay huge sums because the textbook came with a CD, and a weblink where I could log-on and do walk through excersises online, get live help, and watch a monkey spank off the author. I just wanted the fucking book, they could keep the web and especially keep the monkey. I just wanted the book. Now, this provides a great compromise- I get the book. If they want to offer extra services (a-la the RedHat model), they bill me for those, if I use them. Sounds good to me.

Here's a photo treat for you all, a collection of photos from the Spirit probe. Kinda cool.
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