Below please find the over FIVE HUNDRED suggestions received so far for my proposal of a “5000 concepts for Europe” book. With respect to the last update, there are quite interesting quotes about Europe, more entries from or about Eastern Europe, music, philosophy, economy and science. Check them out!
Below please find the suggestions received so far for my proposal of a “5000 concepts for Europe” book. What do you think?
Below please find the suggestions received so far for my proposal of a “5000 concepts for Europe” book. As last month, some were expected, some much less, at least by me. What do yu think?
In the first 12 hours from its actual public announcement, my proposal of a “5000 concepts for Europe” book yeld some unexpected (for me, at least) results.
- Thirty years ago (*) a Mr E. D. Hirsch Jr. listed, in a book titled “Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know” the “5,000 essential concepts and names - 1066, Babbitt, Pickwickian — that educated people should be familiar with”. Mr Hirsch wrote that book because “children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy - a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has”.
- (historical note: this is an article I wrote for IT Manager’s Journal, which published it at the URL http://management.itmanagersjournal.com/management/04/12/07/2312226.shtml?tid=84 on December 14, 2004. When I rediscovered the original text on my hard drive, on December 29, 2013, I put it back here with the original date as reference, since that whole website was closed years ago) The Member States of the European Union are getting ready to follow two directives that will have a deep impact on all the electronic industry.
Microelectronics and, to a much greater extent, software, are two strategic, immensely powerful technologies. Here I try to explain, in the simplest possible way, why this happens and the basic characteristics of some modern integrated circuits.