Posts Tagged: Computer
Students accessing broadband from a computer lab. (Photo: J. Lekavicius, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: Students all know the pains – dropped Zoom calls, spotty reception and failed downloads. COVID-19 has changed college campuses forever, expanding the classroom to wherever we can connect to the internet. While the transition has opened more access for students, it also leaves behind many, including the 3.5 million Californians who do not have internet access at home.
San Quentin prison, as seen from San Francisco Bay. (Photo: San Quentin News, prison newspaper)
ANALYSIS: What if, instead of building prisons in remote locations, we put them near cities, accessible to family members and to the resources — educational, vocational, therapeutic, recreational, cultural — that are scarce in most prison towns?
A retiree checks out the newspaper in his back yard. (Photo: Budimir Jevtic, Shutterstock)
Calpensions: A board working on a proposal to enroll most small business employees in a state-run retirement savings plan, unless they opt out, was told last week that small technology-focused financial firms could do the job. The founders of three firms that offer 401(k)s and other retirement plans to small businesses did not object to competition from the state.
A failure to ride herd over a major state computer project more than tripled the cost, led to numerous delays and allowed scores of warnings to slip by without being addressed, according to a sharply critical report from the state auditor.