Author archives: Jim Eltringham

Bitcoin Explained

George Mason University’s Mercatus Center tries to help make sense of digital currency for lawmakers, regulators, and/or people wondering how compatible Bitcoin is with their stuff-it-in-the-mattress savings strategy.

Prof: Smartphones Make Grammar Lessons Obsolete

A professor of educational technology at England’s Newcastle University thinks that a Ralph Wiggum-esque understanding of the rules of language may be just fine for the next generation of students.  According to Professor Sugata Mitra: Spelling and grammar are “a bit unnecessary because they are skills that were very essential maybe 100 years ago but they are not right now,” Mitra said. “Firstly, my phone corrects my spelling so I […]