Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Is there an industry analyst that can help me with an idea?
I posted a call to several newsgroups and many wonderful folks have stepped up to assist. Java Developers Journal Editor Yakov Fain has agreed to supply copies of his wonderful book: The Java Tutorial for the Real World which is targeted at younger folks. If you have kids, I would seriously picking up a copy for them.
The folks over at OReilly have also volunteered several books to assist in our effort. Likewise, Microsoft has been generous in providing copies of software for our usage as well.
So, we got instructors, books, software but no computers for these students to take home with them. Of course, all of us instructors can drop out of our desire to give back to the community and spend time writing grant proposals but this doesn't feel agile nor does it leverage our strengths.
I wonder what would happen if we simply asked industry analysts that happen to read this blog for them to ping their respective hardware vendors and see if they would be interested in making a donation, what would happen?
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