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Toronto Trustees Narrowly Approve African-American School
Jan 30th, 2008 by pixel

TORONTO — In a tight vote, Toronto District School Board trustees Tuesday night approved a contentious proposal for a black-focused school that opponents argued would be the equivalent of segregation.

Read the full story at Globeandmail.com

COBOL Famous Quotes
Jan 24th, 2008 by pixel

Critics have argued that COBOL’s syntax serves mainly to increase the size of programs, at the expense of developing the thinking process needed for software development. In his letter to an editor in 1975 titled “How do we tell truths that might hurt?”, computer scientist and Turing Award recipient Edsger Dijkstra remarked that “The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense”.

Sun Microsystems Buys MySQL
Jan 16th, 2008 by pixel

MySQL

You can see the full official statement here.