To the Black Pearl question, HU wants to help develop an educational platform for classes that could be used to test different online learning techniques as well as present content, facilitate conversations, etc. In the 1st experiment, Black Pearl, they're going to use the *Canvas platform as a starting point. (It's been piloted on several dozen classes.) * for profit, open source
“It is gross negligence, after an explosion occurs, not to realize that every factory should be inspected,” said Nicholas Ashford, the occupational safety expert, who is now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “If it were terribly difficult to deal with aluminum dust, I would understand. But do you know how easy dust is to control? It’s called ventilation. We solved this problem over a century ago.”
At Google I asked Byrant Gehring, of Gmail’s consumer-operations team, how often attacks occur. “Probably in the low thousands,” he said. “Per month?,” I asked. “No, per day,” followed by the reassurance that most were short-lived “hijackings,” used to send spam and phishing messages, and caused little or no damage, unlike our full-out attack.