Monthly Archives: May 2010

Games for Learning

More than cool!



An excellent video about using games for learning, indeed the author of this video really spells it out in a very obvious way.

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Do you have a successful social life (online) ?

Well for me I can say that I created a start-up, grew it, sold it, entirely using "social" media. 
I use the term social here loosely, as I consider the use of it in recent years as somewhat late and misrepresentative of prior art. The Internet has always been social by default, we've always had emails and  forums which are by nature all about being social around arguments and debates. – not to mention chat rooms and bulletin boards.
My start-up was a distance learning school, completely online. We used zero off-line advertising, zero paperwork, zero central offices, zero anything relating to off the Internet, in fact we didn't even use the telephone, and banking was all electronic. 
So for me I can state a resounding yes to your title. – but I would refrain from including the last couple of months/years buzz about social networks (facebook + twitter et all) as being the dogs bollocks of social media, nothing new here really, they all stand on the shoulders of giants.
:)

Drug Names

In pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and generic
name. Example, the trade name is Tylenol and it’s generic name is
Acetaminophen. Aleve is also called Naproxen. Amoxil is also called
Amoxicillin and Advil is also called Ibuprofen.

The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful
consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced
that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin. Also
considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and
of course, Ibepokin.

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in
liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage
suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to
literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call
this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of
‘cocktails’, ‘highballs’ and just a good old-fashioned ‘stiff drink’.
Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO.

Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast
implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer’s research. This means
that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky
boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do
with them.

If you don’t send this to five old friends right away there will be
five fewer people laughing in the world.