No we don't (stay for the arguements that is )Edugeek: You come for the advice, but stay for the arguments.
I'll get back to my Book now - Electronic Brains - which I have to say is rather good if anyones interested......
[ame=http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Brains-Stories-Dawn-Computer/dp/0309096308]Amazon.com: Electronic Brains: Stories from the Dawn of the Computer Age (9780309096300): Mike Hally: Books[/ame]
Have you read [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-Wizards-Stay-Up-Late/dp/0684832674]Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet: Amazon.co.uk: Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon: Books[/ame] ? A good read if you fancy it.
Some other good ones:
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hackers-Computer-Revolution-Steven-Levy/dp/0141000511/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260313499&sr=1-1"]Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution: Amazon.co.uk: Steven Levy: Books[/ame]
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hard-Drive-Making-Microsoft-Empire/dp/0887306292/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260313156&sr=1-5"]Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire: Amazon.co.uk: James Wallace, Jim Erickson: Books[/ame]
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Culture/dp/0749924896/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260313195&sr=1-6"]Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture: Amazon.co.uk: David Kushner: Books[/ame]
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smartbomb-Quest-Entertainment-Videogame-Revolution/dp/1565125452/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260313226&sr=1-1"]Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution: Amazon.co.uk: Heather Chaplin, Aaron Ruby: Books[/ame]
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-History-Video-Games/dp/0761536434/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_c"]The Ultimate History of Video Games: Amazon.co.uk: Steven L. Kent: Books[/ame]
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joystick-Nation-J-C-Herz/dp/0349107238/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260313265&sr=1-1"]Joystick Nation: Amazon.co.uk: J.C. Herz: Books[/ame]
And just to break that up - last week I read:
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rude-Kids-Unfeasible-Story-Viz/dp/0007190964/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260313409&sr=1-1"]Rude Kids: The Unfeasible Story of "Viz": Amazon.co.uk: Chris Donald: Books[/ame]
Which is pant wetting funny.......[ I grew up with Viz ]
Last edited by mattx; 8th December 2009 at 11:05 PM.
witch (9th December 2009)
Ok ... one I missed of my list ... EG is also a Book Club.
Really EG is a community that get together to share, discuss, advise, heatedly discuss, develop and primarily via online means such as the forum, wiki, IM, PM but also by phone, F2F, conferences, and local meets. The main areas are relevant to IT support and Management, mainly in the education sector but relevant to many others (including banking, health care, HM Forces, etc). Although based and originally targeting the UK, it now covers anywhere in the world that has a net connection (and can read or translate from English I suppose).
What i said to some people at BETT:
"An online IT community working specifically for educational professionals, providing support and expertise completely free of charge."
It might be good to add, something about ' over 20,000 users representing x thousand schools in the UK and overseas and y of the top 20 IT companies '
That should capture anyone's attention.
Last edited by vikpaw; 9th December 2009 at 06:25 AM. Reason: apostrophe
That does explain EduGeek certainly, but to marketing/sales people doesn't explain that the service is for and by members of the community. Which then deepens the perplexity of just why those members should give so freely of, what is a chargeable and marketable commodity, namely their expertise and experiences.
Me, I'm just glad it's here, the community strap line says it all - but then I would say that
@leco - granted, but, succintly that should be enough to encourage anyone interested party to ask for more info along whatever lines they are thinking. a sales person is going to suffer from tunnel vision and not be too bothered about who it's for or by, but you can get their attention by mentioning the other top names, and the sheer numbers of users they can access.
perhaps we could add in a word like "co-operative", even though we don't all own a share.
Well, that's mrwITch's Christmas presents sorted!
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