Alan Levine writes about trying out Unsplash. "I’ve known and used photos from Unsplash before but after a presentation on it at the Creative Commons Summit, I thought it was time to try it out with my first set of 10 photos," he writes. He isn't happy that they seem to emphasize a grab-and-go approach without worrying about credit, but was intrigued by the possibility of an API.
I'm not sure I agree with Clink Lalonde that email is the New RSS, but I'm not sure I disagree as well. I can say both modes have been declining as large publication networks squeeze out the voices of non-members. Anyhow, I'm looking forward to the new newsletter, which will focus on three curated articles per week.
I think it would be very interesting to be able to hear some of the discussions behind the scenes. The "Edward E. Ford Foundation on Tuesday announced a $2 million grant to support the effort," according to this article, and one wonders, why? "This foundation has a narrow focus in its support—independent, private U.S. high schools," according to Inside Philanthropy. According to Scott Looney, head of school of the Hawken School, a private institution in Cleveland, "Once the new mastery transcript takes hold, he said, colleges will value it over traditional materials they currently receive. Looney said that, initially, he expected the use of the mastery transcript might encourage colleges to pay more attention to standardized-test scores."
We are in the process of entering an unhappy world where the browser is part of the operating system. This seems to be the trend set by Windows-S, on which Google's Chrome browser won't run. I'm not sure, but I don't think you can run Internet Explorer on a Chrome desktop either. "In theory, Google could use those tools to turn the desktop version of its Chrome browser into an app package.....But if Google or Mozilla or any of those smaller developers submitted one of those packages to the Store for distribution, the submission would be rejected."
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