I remember back about 7 years ago when I was taking music lessons at school, there was a poster on the wall that really grabbed my attention. To be fair, it wasn’t difficult for a random object to attract your gaze as our Scottish teacher at the time didn’t have much in the way of keeping you interested. The poster outlined the different ways that we remember things and how different activities increase our chances of remembering something over others.

http://litemind.com/learn-anything/

Cone of Learning

and it made me happy because I am going through a phase where I’m wondering what’s the point of reading a book because by the end of it I feel like I’ve learned nothing… until I clicked on the image credit link…

People do NOT remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they see, 30% of what they hear, etc. That information, and similar pronouncements are fraudulent. Moreover, general statements on the effectiveness of learning methods are not credible—learning results depend on too many variables to enable such precision.

http://www.willatworklearning.com/2006/05/people_remember.html

So GG… back to reading I go…

In other news OMGubuntu have an interview with Linus Torvalds

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/01/our-exclusive-interview-with-linus-torvalds-lca2011/

Ubuntu User Days was a success like usual, all the logs should be up at (click on the subject):

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays

and this week in linux is out!

Fedora Site Hacked? Sourceforge Hacked?? Unified Package Installer! KDE 4.6 Released! 2014 edit: youtube video since taken down