The best thing about booleans is that even if you’re wrong, you’re only off by a bit.
Every year, around 1,000 volunteers from up to 40 nations (including New Zealand) serve with Mercy Ships. While you can imagine there would be plenty of demand for professionals like surgeons, cooks, mariners and teachers, digitisation has seen IT positions become far more sought after.
Jonathan Clark, a trained information services specialist is a perfect example. In August 2016, Jonathan joined his wife Steph (a nurse) for three months aboard the Africa Mercy, in Benin, West Africa.
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The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate. (full article)
We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills? (full article here)
Here’s a pithy article on managing clients’ demands.
“They crash in through the door, shoving a proposal in your face – it’s on fire. They need a website and they needed it yesterday – if possible, by last weekend. You do work on weekends, don’t you?
Mr. Urgent could be trying to squeeze more work out of you in fewer hours, but it’s more likely that they simply suck at planning – so it’s super important that you don’t.”
For year 12 and 13 students working on their database projects, this course on Khan Academy might be useful.
In this documentary, Nigel Latta looks at the social and psychological effects technology may be having on teenagers.
Here are some people who have drastically changed their life using the internet. (article)