Barrett Williams
Williams: Give us one card to pay for everything

Most college students hope to see improvements at their school accomplished within their four years, but student government representatives have even shorter time frames to […]

High-stakes Google still tops

How evil is Google? Harper’s Magazine recently commented on how Google’s environmentally-friendly policies really involve sucking up as much cheap electricity as possible, with little […]

Despite bright future, iPhones still for tools

The problem with owning an iPhone, perhaps the most advanced phone on the market, is that most people on campus seem to think it really […]

Crayon physics: A procrastinator’s dream

Procrastination is every Yalie’s favorite pastime. This week, I discovered what is undoubtedly the best way to procrastinate: Crayon Physics. The final non-free version of […]

Yes, China, we can hear you now

Many Yalies have little reason to look beyond this country’s fine borders in their online travails. Still, even if we don’t really need to, it’s […]

Wikipedia, laptops leap their way into rural Africa

He must have broken protocol, but the guide named Leopard who showed us around the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Botswana unlocked the padlock and pushed […]

Internet now not just a luxury, but a necessity

  Mobile, cellular Internet is usually a luxury. If you bought your laptop in the past year, you may well have a built-in cellular modem. […]

Phelps lends his two cents on savings, unemployment

Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps GRD ’59, formerly a Yale Economics professor working with the Cowles Foundation, spoke to the News about his influence on […]

‘One Laptop per Child’ plan faces low battery life

His name is Nicholas Negroponte, and one project over the course of the past several years has earned him tremendous amounts of attention: One Laptop […]

‘Solid-state’ technology the wave of the future

Having discussed a very abstract concept last week, I think I’ll return to something a good deal more technical. That something is the transition in […]

Laptop users take heed: Noteworthy programs abound

I grew up taking traditional, handwritten notes, most often in outline form. I wrote in cursive and rarely every referred back to these notes, mainly […]