‘I'm incredibly impressed that one person could produce such a thorough coverage. Moreover, you make the stuff easy and enjoyable to read. I find it just as entertaining — and far more useful — than novels (and my normal science fiction).
Softpanorama(slightly skeptical) Open Source Software Educational Society 25 years of Softpanorama which was started in 1989 as floppy based bulletin for PC programmers Recent updates This is a self-education oriented site that contains resources for the independently minded IT folks, critical of mainstream fads related to programming and Unix system administration. While attending university has its value in itself, as a good university cultural environment can't be replicated elsewhere, for talented people independent study might save some money and can help to avoid excessive feeding of education sharks. In any case, lifelong self-education is important and should be a goal in itself.