1. One laptop per child, R.I.P. (aside: I’m amazed, where is Alanna Shaikh not blogging?)
2. I’m becoming very tempted by Google Voice
3. Why news photographers shouldn’t travel in packs (branch out a little guys)
5. The NYT is taking reader questions from Harvard’s Dean of admissions. Neurotic parent enquiries follow. My favorite question:
Dear Dean Fitzsimmons, Don’t you think it’s absurd that all these people are obsessed with getting their kids into Harvard?
Runner up for best question:
Why should an excellent student attend Harvard rather than Yale? Harvard has instituted draconian cuts in undergraduate services — including hot food at breakfast, so I have read — while Yale has not.
As a Harvard graduate, I fear that undergraduate-focused institutions like Yale are going to get a much bigger share of the most excellent students.
To which I say: Moooahahahahaha!!