Summary: Interesting links that i liked this week: flipping the classroom, Soviet arcarde machines, Happy Birthday to Gnu Linux, cost of a computer game by Ron Gilbert, comparing Elon Musk to the Wright brothers
I will try to post links i found interesting more regulary in my blog instead of posting them in social networks only.
A good written long article about the not well known arcade games of the soviet union, with many photographs:
English Actor Stephen Fry does a wonderful job of congratulation Gnu/Linux to it's 25th birthday. He explains in a casual, non-boring way what the Free Software movement is all about and why he is happy to celebrate it.
Right-click to start this video. You can download, share and view this video at www.gnu.org/fry
Jason Baker wrote an comprehensive article about free software alternatives to the popular computer game Minecraft. Read the article on opensource.com:
Game develop veteran Ron Gilbert (famous for Monkey Island) wrote an interesting article about cost (calculating) for a modern computer game, complete with detailed Excel spreadheets:
What commonalities exist between entrerpreneur Elon Musk (founder of PayPal, Tesla..) and the Wright brothers (inventors of powered flight) ? More than a few, as John Lanchester points out in his article “Let's all go to Mars” where he reviews two books (see below) and draws interesting parallels. His article is very well written and a pleasure to read. He reviews those books:
It was THE new hot thing back in 2011! More on flipped classrooms in one of my next articles about Knoppixtage Weiz. Meanwhile, i found this nice, well-aged posting from 2012 Flipping The Classroom: A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet. Of course now in 2015 every self-respecting education-tech company has flipped classroom as a buzzword on their homepage. Knewton.com make more than just buzzwords: a nice, endless long infographic. With embed code! I like good made infographics a lot:knewton.com