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During class this week, as I watched some students use their own net-books, and notebooks, it occurred to me that using some other software than Adobe's bridge might make the student's ability to learn the key concepts simpler. The software that came to mind is free, cross platform and open source, it is Picassa, made by google.

So I spent an hour or so, playing around with it, on my Mac at home. I think it could work, however it is too late this semester to introduce it to the class, but perhaps next class? So after an hour or so playing with it, and learning a little about how it works, it seems to stack up against the big players, so semester 1 2011, if I get the work at VU, I will use it.


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