Daily Archives: August 4, 2009

Recently, the front page of one of South Africa’s largest newspapers, The Star, ran a lead story, “Gauteng Online slammed as R3bn flop – ($385m/£226m). The project – to make all of Gauteng’s public schools wired to the Internet through special computer labs – has been beset by problems. The labs have been slow to be built and deadlines have not been met. Read more

When it comes to all things ocean, I am the first to admit that I am completely a fish out of water.

I was born and raised in the hills of West Virginia, went to West Point to join the Army over the Navy and have yet to take the sailing classes on the Charles river, offered free to all MIT students. And while I love to eat fresh fish, especially cooked over a fire or grill, I am just not going to be able to name all 50 plus species of rock fish that populate the coast of California. Read more