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August 16, 2006

Chalk and Talk

Writing about web page http://o.tearne.org/G103/download.htm

Mathematics rituals, Warwick style

(G103 is the UCAS code for a 4-year undergraduate MMath Degree)


US Patent 6,988,138

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4790485.stm

When Blackboard merged with Web CT in late 2005, it became the largest company marketing Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs). Last month Blackboard was granted a very broad patent (translated into plain English here) and has issued a writ against a Canadian company Desire2Learn for breach. If you believe, as I do, that such ridiculously general patents stifle innovation, the "Noedupatents" wiki offers suggestions for converting outrage into action

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