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CodeSpanish monthly lists

by Pablo Matamoros - 9 June 2009
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I always find lists useful. They allow me to have access to resources that others found useful, therefore saving hours of research. So I thought, why not start my own series of lists?

I won’t be able to write as many lists as I would like, as fast as I would like to write them.  I will do it monthly to make sure that they are seriously useful to you.

I will add links to all the lists that I’ll publish on this post for future reference.

CodeSpanish monthly lists:




Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning

by TED Talks - 25 May 2009

I’m Rich Baraniuk. And what I’d like to talk a little bit about today are some ideas that I think have just tremendous resonance with all the things that have been talked about the last two days. In fact, so many different points of resonance that it’s going to be difficult to bring them all up, but I’ll try to do my best.

Does anybody remember these?


OK, so these are LP records and they’ve been replaced, right. They’ve been swept away over the last two decades by these types of world flattening digitization technologies, right. And I think it was best witnessed when Thomas was playing the music as we came in the room today. What’s happened in the music world is there’s a culture or an ecosystem that’s been created that, if you take some words from Apple, the catchphrase that we create, rip, mix and burn. What I mean by that is that anyone in the world is free and allowed to create new music and musical ideas. Anyone in the world is allowed to rip or copy musical ideas, use them in innovative ways. Anyone is allowed to mix them in different types of ways, draw connections between musical ideas and people can burn them or create final products and continue the circle. And what that’s done is it’s created, like I said, a vibrant community that’s very inclusive with people continually working to connect musical ideas, innovate them and keep things constantly up to date, right. Today’s hit single is not last year’s hit single, OK.

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