New form features in HTML5

I’ve read many articles about how fantastic HTML5 is going to be. But I haven’t really seen many articles showing how it can enrich the end-user experience until I saw this post on the Opera website. It details all of the new elements that are available to web developers in the new standard.

HTML5 aims to standardise some of the most common rich form controls, making them render natively in the browser and obviating the need for these script-heavy workarounds.

A new & real education

The Wall Streeet Journal has a very interesting article by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert about how education could be modified to fit the abilities of different types of students.

I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature. The kids in this brainy group are the future professors, scientists, thinkers and engineers who will propel civilization forward. But why do we make B students sit through these same classes? That’s like trying to train your cat to do your taxes—a waste of time and money. Wouldn’t it make more sense to teach B students something useful, like entrepreneurship?