Question of the Day

In case you missed it earlier this week, I asked for readers to submit screenshots of their computers’ desktops. There was such a great response that I thought I would post this at the top for the weekend.

What does your computer’s desktop look like? Send me a screenshot of it and I’ll post it tomorrow.

Here’s a screenshot of my desktop which I try to keep uncluttered. The wallpaper is from a pic I took while staying in Vegas.

Ok Cynics. Let’s see some desktops.


Thanks to everyone who submitted a pic. I’m closing it to any new submissions but you’re more than welcome to put a link in the comments to a screenshot of your desktop.

Plenty of readers’ desktops after the jump:
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RIP Randy Pausch

From Carnegie Mellon:

Randy Pausch, the professor at Carnegie Mellon University who inspired countless students in the classroom and others worldwide through his highly acclaimed last lecture, has died of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 47.

Also a Carnegie Mellon alumnus, Pausch co-founded the Entertainment Technology Center and led researchers who created Alice, a revolutionary way to teach computer programming. He was widely respected in academic circles for a unique interdisciplinary approach, bringing together artists, dramatists and designers to break new ground by working in collaboration with computer scientists.

Here’s the video of the last lecture.

(Thanks Jane)

Ben Stein Compares Obama to Hitler

Even Glenn Beck didn’t go that far during the interview. He just compared Obama to Mussolini.

Summary: On Glenn Beck, Ben Stein, while discussing Sen. Barack Obama’s plan to deliver his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination at Denver’s Invesco Field, stated that he did not “like the idea of Senator Obama giving his acceptance speech in front of 75,000 wildly cheering people.” Stein further stated: “Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that’s something the Fuehrer would have done.”