If you have ever used Microsoft Office, then you might agree its one of the best commercial Office software suites available. I want to point out I make a distinction when I say "best commercial Office suite", if you're looking for a free office suite check out LibreOffice. I will note LibreOffice formerly part of OpenOffice, but it's a long story, but these are now two separate projects.
Although to come back to the original topic, the problem with Microsoft Office was that it felt too expensive for the home. For example, the current version of Microsoft Office Professional lists for $399 (MSRP) per copy. Although, if you purchase an Office365 subscription, you can get it for 5 PCs (or Macs) in your house for $99 a year, plus any updates. There is also some additional extras (like extra SkyDrive storage and Skype minutes every month), but check out the offer for more details.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I remember being in my mid-20s when this happen to me. Video description: "A video about growing up, being an adult, the anxiety that comes with adulthood, and defining your own life. This is a love letter to anyone in their 20's."
Tom Lehrer sang the original "Element Song" in 1959, which was about all the elements in the Periodic Table at the time. Since then new elements have been added, so the educators at ASAP SCIENCE updated the song. The new song covers all the elements in their correct order.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Video description: "Now that we all have seen Google Glass we tried to think beyond version one. We wanted to visualize how heads up displays can affect our interactions with information, each other and the world. For more information check out: www.playgroundinc.com/blog/the-future-of-google-glass"
Video description: "What can you do to bring some of the Smithsonian's 137 million objects to life? Put them in 3D!
This is a full-time job for two of the Smithsonian's very own "laser cowboys," Vince Rossi and Adam Metallo, who work in the Smithsonian's 3D Digitization Program Office. They work hard to document, in very high three-dimensional detail, many of our priceless and important collections so that the objects are available for research, education and general interest.
Smithsonian 3D Digitization on Facebook:
Smithsonian Gardens' orchid collections:
Euglossa ignita bee: