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Bill Gates’ Favorite Fanatical Teachers of 2016
FANATICAL TEACHERS: “When I was in my 20s and early 30s, I was fanatical about software,” Bill Gates penned Tuesday on his blog, gatesnotes. By ‘fanatical,’ the tech billionaire means to say devoted, inspired, and by some measures, obsessed. “I was so focused on my vision of putting a computer on every desk and in every home that I gave up a normal existence...
FCC Chairman and Net Neutrality Advocate, Tom Wheeler to Resign on Jan. 20
THE WHEELS WILL STOP: Tom Wheeler will step down as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on next year’s inauguration day—Jan. 20, 2017. “It has been a privilege to work with my fellow Commissioners to help protect consumers, strengthen public safety and cybersecurity, and ensure fast, fair and open networks for all Americans,” he wrote in an statement announcing the decision (PDF)...