Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
The internet has an absolutely mind-boggling, eyeball-melting amount of information. In 2009 the Guardian reported that around 497 billion gigabytes of data, a number likely to have grown significantly by today, spread across some 155 million webpages. Even after subtracting the large proportion of that is likely to be porn or facebook, that's still a lot of information. Sometimes we even learn things from it.
Take TED talks for example, one of my favourite places on the internet. Basically these guys host conferences all over the world where a bunch of really interesting people come and give lectures on whatever topic they specialise in, which would be pretty cool within itself, but then they go and broadcast these lectures on the internet so anyone can watch them absolutely for free.
I like to have these playing in the background while I'm working in photoshop or whatver. The internet is a really powerful tool for educating people, even though right now a lot of them may not have access to it, the number (I believe) is set to quadruple within the next few years. The amount of information we have access to completely blows anything we've had before out of the water.
So what has the internet taught you lately? Where'd ya get it? How do you feel about the internet as a learning tool? Could the internet one day replace school teachers? These are things that I want to know.