Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bill Gates: Start with Statistics

Source: Xconomy, Oct 2011

Asked whether he thought computer science should start being introduced very early in kids’ educations, Gates said he actually would start with statistics.

“There’s certainly a level of complex, symbolic thinking that is valuable to be exposed to. Personally, I might put statistics in instead of geometry. I’d put statistics in before calculus,” Gates said. “Where computer science belongs in that hierarchy I don’t know.”


Good software and good entrepreneurs …

can route around the government – said Naval Ravikant

Minute 13 onwards of BFM’s interview with Naval:

Venture Capitalist and Entreprenuer Naval Ravikant discusses:

– Reasons for the dearth of global web companies from Asia-Pacific;
– Attributes of a successful web entrepreneur;
– The concept of failure
– Whether he (or will) invest in Asia Pacific

Malaysia’s Facebook statistics


Khan Academy website is ad-free

At 1:50 min, Sal Khan says that the Khan Academy website is ad-free and not for profit …

John Stossel Interviews Sal Khan



Malaysia’s Digital Transformation Includes Education

Source: Bernama, Oct 2011

The first report on the review process of Malaysia’s existing education system is expected to be ready by year-end, said Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said the report will be submitted to the cabinet which will study and endorse a special team to look into the whole process, including the implementation of the country’s education policies.

Education was among the focus areas under the Digital Transformation Programme or called Digital Malaysia, which will be led by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).

KA: 3.5 million users & 39 million page views/month

Source: TechCrunch, Oct 2011

While Khan is a not-for-profit organization, the Academy has received donations from The Gates Foundation and also won Google’s “Project 10^100″. With the $2 million+ from Google and Gates in pocket, Khan told the crowd at Web 2.0 today that the academy is seeing 39 million pageviews and 3.5 million unique users per month. That 3.5 million unique users is up 309 percent year-over-year.