What is Google Chrome OS? [A cartoon & a video]

Chrome is a totally re-thought web browser. You can download it right now on your computer. But Chrome OS is a totally re-thought computer that let you stop worrying on your computer so that you focus on the internet.

Google released Chrome OS source code yesterday, a web based operating system that carries on Google trademark of simplicity, efficiency and innovation.

Windows evolution into Chome!

Windows evolution into Chome!

I have to admit this, Google has always managed to make my life easier. It took me a while to try their email offering  (Gmail) which then instantly impressed me with its much far superior offering than what both Yahoo and Microsoft do. Then came the Chrome web browser, and again, it took me a while to decide to give it a try only to realize that comparing it to IE is like comparing a Ferrari to a Mini Copper!

Stephen Fry: Impressive Reflections on Social Media [videos]

The other day I stumbled upon an interesting video interview of Stephen Fry – the famous British actor, writer, comedian, author, television presenter and film director – talking about social media. In the interview, Stephen addressed several issues related to social media and its impact on us and on our social evolution as human beings. His view on things is quite interesting, which led to this article.

Social Qualities of the Web Generation

There is always this pre-judgment imposed on the current generation of youth and the impact of social media on our children in regards to their social development and the long times spent daily on the web. While some may focus on the negative aspects that comes with every new technology, Stephen Fry believes – and I agree with him – that our youth have much better qualities than they used to be in the 1920’s. He claims that “If you take an ordinary semi-educated 15 years old from the 1920’s and compare him to a semi-educated 15 years old now, you would find that the one now knows more, understands more, is more socially confident, more able, and more aware of the rest of the world.“.

To prove his points, Stephen points out his many online relationships with which some are very young. He talks about a 12 years old young girl who astonished him of her knowledge of literature, especially knowing Evlyn Waugh (a famous English writer), reading all his books and having intelligent views about his novels.

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