Of Education and Exceptions

Have you ever heard of ‘exceptions’ or more elaborately, ‘exception to the rule’? Ey, who wouldn’t have?? This is basically in every area of society, of life. Even as Margaret Fuller says, “Nature provides exceptions to every rule.” Like, the presidential immunity from civil liability for official acts during a president’s term. This is so…

David Karp and Tumblr

The start of the week filled the internet with news of Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr , which incidentally is one of the more popular blogging platforms today. This deal made its Founder David Karp, the newest member of the billionaires’ club. Yet did this all happen just like that? Of course not. Karp may only…

Pete Cashmore and Mashable

The internet has become a great equalizer – from distinct people wanting to be heard, to minorities seeking better opportunities, to college drop outs trying to find a place under the sun – if you got what it takes, you’ll get that shot. A good example of this would be Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable…

FWD.us: Bridging Talents?

There’s a new group in town – FWD.us, or Forward U.S.. In case you missed it, this movement was founded by a number of today’s tech luminaries, among them: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman. One day while Zuckerberg was teaching in middle school, he came across a…

GCSE: Believe It or Not

Last year’s revelation of the GCSE marking scandal resulted in a retake by some 45,000 students and a reassessment by British education authorities on its educational system where they eventually came up with the idea of phasing out the GCSE with the EBacc. Could this be good? First. Most everybody understands the value of education,…