We’ve come across a few interesting articles in the last few days, covering open source, security, coding and other gripping topics. Here’s a round-up:
From The Register: Microsoft bigs up open source, then stuffs it under the sofa – why Microsoft’s Open Source initiative is anything but
From TechRadar: Mobiles and tablets expose businesses to massive risk – or is it actually the lack of information and training that’s doing it, rather than the fondleslabs per se?
Coding: From Wired: Afterschool ‘Code Clubs’ planned to teach kids programming – a great move; and from The Register: Compulsory Coding in schools: The new Nerd Tourism – or why making coding compulsory is a very bad idea.
From TechCrunch: Boostrapped Startup Saves Over $100k By Dropping IE – or why excluding 70% of your potential market can be an excellent move.
And lastly, from HistoryofIT: 1936 – Konrad Zuse creates the Z1 programmable calculating machine – what timing.