Useful Links: Microsoft, textbooks, SVG

Microsoft’s Networked Approach To Accelerating Social Change Through Technology at Beth’s Blog. Beth talked about a conference which revealed a side of Microsoft I’ve never heard about before.

I had an opportunity to attend Microsoft’s “Accelerator Summit,” a day of conversation with Microsoft employees, partners, academics,  journalists, and bloggers about their corporate citizenship program. Their strategy focuses on technology and partnerships that can accelerate systemic on the ground social change and economic issues.

Textbooks may go the way of Netflix, with BookRenter starting up to loan students textbooks. This notion may change the way the world works on college campuses.

Some of the readers here may be interested in the No Bit, Sherlock competition. The contest lets you to come up with a progress control developed solely with SVG. This contest is from Web Directions North.

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