Not everyone likes Khan Academy

Google supports it. Bill Gates loves it – so much so that he’s donated significant funds to it, and apparently his children are using it. It’s more popular that MIT’s Open Courseware (in terms of numbers of views, anyway). So who could possibly be unhappy with Khan Academy? Continue reading

We are making Google smarter

Why is Google following me? Why do I now see advertisements for funeral insurance on my webmail page? I know I’m old, but c’mon! And right now I’m getting hotel and travel tips scattered around my regular websites, such as The Age. Just to make this perfectly clear, I’m looking at an Australian online newspaper, but am working briefly in Penang, Malaysia, and am also seeing ads for Penang hotels and restaurants. Continue reading