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Dr. Future News - Sandy Storm Tech Topplings, Space X Success, Apple Dynasty Report on Forstall Firing, Psychology of Tetris, Windows 8 Debuts, Breaks on Fast Trading, Kids with computers and no Teachers

Dr. Future News 10.30.12

An exciting though somewhat devastating week, with Super Storm Sandy having a big influence on many, we nonetheless have a few interesting stories to share.  I particularly enjoyed hearing from iOS developer Mark Buchanon, who described the high Apple corporate shakeup as an American royality story, with lots of drama in the court… I also found the One Laptop Per Child experiment of simply leaving softward-loaded tablets in remote Ethiopian villages to be quite compelling, given how quickly the village children embraced the tools, even without teachers to show them the way..