TAINT -- The SpamAssassin project needs a new logo in time for Release 3.0.0 in early August 2004. The requirements are straightforward:
OSSIDIAN -- The educational publisher talks to The Sunday Times about becoming the IT equivalent of Time magazine. Eamon O Doherty, the MD, wants his company to build a vast base of customers and watch automatic renewals come rolling in the door.
SLASHDOT -- There's an interesting discussion about whether colleges should be able to ban personal computers used by students.
Slashdot -- "Should colleges monitor student PCs?"
WIRED -- John Dowdell has spotted "increasing bits of evidence over the last week" that points to a revival of Webmonkey. In fact, it is linked to the front page of Wired. Plus, it has a blog. But it has not been updated since January 2004.
IBM -- The Dublin Software Laboratory (DSL) at IBM's Santry campus has opened its Eclipse proramme to all third level institutions in Ireland. The programme features an annual competition where winners take away laptops. Launched in 2001 by a number of well-known software vendors, including IBM, Borland, Rational Software and SuSE, Eclipse is an Open Source community.
ILTA -- Brian Mulligan offers 27 points in his June 2004 newsletter, many arising from the EdTech 2004 conference in Tralee. Anyone interested in getting value for money in education should read the ILTA occasional newsletter and join the ILTA Group.
KILKENNY -- I see many more digital cameras than film cameras on the streets today, leading me to think it's indefensible to teach traditional darkroom techniques to college students. That's also the case in New York City, where the Latent Image Workshop Inc., with its 23 rent-by-the-hour darkrooms, will close its doors by the end of the month. Latent Image has offered darkrooms by the hour since 1987. Other rental workshops are losing business or scrambling to upgrade their digital services to survive.
CLONMEL -- One of the most important facets of a CV is the level of qualification documented on it. University College Dublin is helping to widen access to non-traditional students, thus enhancing their ability to earn a college degree. The move deserves emulation by the rest of the Irish higher education system.