Anything from starting a business to working in a corporate environment.
Jim needs to learn SQL. Leo recommends learning MySQL. Check iTunes U for lectures. Many universities puts coursewear online. There’s also YouTube and Open Courseware. Lynda.com is another good source online as is W3 schools.
Sybil, in the chatroom, says that Microsoft Access can import any database if she can point to it and see it. The chatroom believes it's SQL Server. So, there's a good chance she can use that option.
Steve wants to know why TechTV didn't make it in a gadget obsessed society, especially the Screen Savers. G4 has decided to abandon technology programming altogether and is going for eyeballs with what they call "GQ programming." The reason is economics. A cable channel like TechTV lost $100 million a year. Leo is doing the same thing eight years later, he has a larger (but more narrow) audience, and is profitable because his costs are lower.
Gabriel has a Ford with Ford Sync and Sirius. But he can’t listen to Leo. Leo says that XM doesn’t want Clear Channel stations on Sirius. Leo also says that’s OK because Clear Channel has iHeart Radio and it works great with the new Ford Sync. That’s the way to go and it won’t cost you to listen.
Carlos is sick of Apple suing others, because the consumers are the ones who pay the price. Leo says that while he agrees, he also feels that Apple has the right to protect their patents when someone flagrantly copies their innovations. While it would be a great world if they didn't, we don't live in that world and companies have the right to protect their inventions. If they can't, they'll be less likely to invent in the first place.
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Rick feels Apple is being hypocritical by suing Samsung, since they haven't really invented anything new. They merely refined existing technology. Leo says that if Apple owns patents, they have to protect them. Apple does innovate, even after refining a technology. The problem is that software patents really hamper innovation because the patent law duration is 17 years, and that's an eternity in software development. This is why Leo says reform is needed.