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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   2/14/2011 8:53:53 PM
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Quite a few folks have emailed me to say that they've seen one or more of these courses and enjoyed them -- I've been really busy for the last few days and have had no time free, but I should be able to start watching the first course (the history of language) tomorrow evening ... watch this space...

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David.Bell   2/14/2011 6:07:58 PM
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As another who predates most technology as we know it, this took me back to the other end of my life. When I was in early high school, I would get up at 6:00 AM to watch math and physics lectures on "Continental Classroom". These DVD's you mention sound fascinating - I'll have to look into them myself! Dave

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Max The Magnificent   2/14/2011 2:22:02 PM
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You can't trust that guy in the office next door (you should hear all of the nasty things he says about you :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/14/2011 2:21:14 PM
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Not a good weekend I'm afraid...

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Earl54   2/14/2011 2:19:56 PM
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The guy in the office next door told me about itunes U. University courses are available, can run on PC, Mac, iphone, or ipad, and are free. A few hundred thousand to choose from. I need to dive in and try one.....

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David Ashton   2/14/2011 7:38:55 AM
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They're good for learning new tricks in say Word or Excel or even Linux, PC Security, wireless networking, digital photography...etc....etc... Hope G the G is better Max....

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Max The Magnificent   2/12/2011 7:04:41 PM
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Well, in that case ... if it's good enough for Dictionary.com it's certainly good enough for me and you won't find me whinging (or whingeing) about it :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/12/2011 6:27:42 PM
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Good input -- I hadn't thought of that -- I must admit that I do like the DVD version of The Great Courses (at least what I've seen thus far) -- you get video of the professor giving the lectures plus graphics and stuff. Thus far I have to say that everything has been very professionally done and presented -- it's like watching a program on the Discovery Channel.

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Max The Magnificent   2/12/2011 6:20:19 PM
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These prices were in a catalog that arrived in the post -- the catalog says that the sale ends on 17 Feb 2011 -- all I did was call the number in the catalog (1-800-832-2412). The Joy of Math is course number 1411 ($39.95). The Art of Critical Decision Making is course number 5932 (also $39.95).

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Max The Magnificent   2/12/2011 6:10:49 PM
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Hi David -- I'm up to my ears in alligators fighting fires without a paddle at the moment (I never metaphor I didn't like :-) But I'll bounce over to take a look as soon as a get a free moment -- cheers -- Max

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