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Einstein: Education is not the learning of facts, but training the mind to think

Albert Einstein quote: “Education is not the learning of facts, but that training of the mind to think.”

I wrote about this in my book, A Survival Guide for New Consultants, that one of the few things I learned in college was how to learn. Everything else — the details that I actually learned at that time — are not important, especially now. But learning how to learn has made all the difference in my career and in my life.

Four things I've learned from Jonathan Ive interviews

With Apple's iPad 3 announcement coming tomorrow (March 7, 2012), I took a few minutes last night to reflect on various Jonathan Ive interviews I've read over the years. Here are a few notes on what I learned by reading those interviews.

Tame Swing examples - initial images online

Whew, getting all the images together for the Tame Swing sample applications is taking a little time and a lot of effort. I hadn't thought about how to organize it, and now that I have a better feel for what I want to do it's just a matter of time.

If you want to see the images of the running applications I do have them on a temporary page here. Please note that this page may change at any time.

The Tame Swing examples

Digging through my Mac laptop, I just found the old Tame Swing files laying around. These examples are a little old now, but I think they are great examples of the power of the Java Swing framework. Since they are hard to find on the internet I've gathered them into a little collection here.

Currently I just have the Java source code files there, but give me a couple of days and I'll see what I can do to get some of the examples running, and maybe include some screen shots there as well.