15 Quotes About Education

When it comes to education, there are many different quotes that come to mind. A lot of people have their own interpretation as to what education is and how you can better utilize it to find those special jobs or careers you have been hoping to land.

CareerGlider is a wonderful website that allows you to view many different tools on getting your education paid for and finding jobs and careers. However, Sunil Sani makes this website special by valuing education and making sure that CareerGlider is not just a job site but a site that can better your future for the long run. It is a great balance of focusing on education and the work force. When it comes to quotes on education, there are 15 that come to mind.

• Mahatma Gandhi once said that “live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”.

• Mark Twain has said “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

• Mark Twain also said “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. “

• Oscar Wilde said “You can never be overdressed or overeducated”.

• Brigham Young said “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”

• Augstine of Hippo said “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

• Nelson Mendela said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

• Maya Angelou said “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

• Robert Frost said “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

• Walter Cronkite said “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”

• Eckhart Tolle said “The past has no power over the present moment.”

• Margaret Mead said “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

• Martin Luther King Jr. said “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”

• Confucius said “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

• C.S. Lewis said “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

What all these quotes have in common is that they value education. From the dawn of time, learning has been in our blood and sites like Sunil Sani’s make it possible to utilize this thirst for knowledge with financial end goals. It is important to have jobs and careers to make money, but it is equally important to remember and respect the value of education.

Apple (AAPL) Introduces the Apple Watch

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has introduced three collections of the new Apple Watch just after revealing the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple Watch, which starts at $349, will be available in early 2015. The watch requires iPhone models 5 and newer, meaning 200 million people can already use the device, Cook said. In addition, the newly introduced payment system Apple Pay will work with the watch.

Apple CEO Tim Cook teased the highly-anticipated watch with founder Steve Jobs’ signature “one more thing” introduction, to a standing ovation.

Cook explained that the watch is a customizable timepiece. Users can choose watch faces that include minute and second hands, digital time and more options for personalization. For people who don’t wish to wear a large device, Apple developed a smaller watch, 38 mm in height compared with the 42 mm option, with matching smaller straps.

“Because you wear it, we invented new, intimate ways to connect and communicate directly from your wrist, and it works seamlessly with iPhone,” Cook said. “And it’s also a comprehensive health and fitness device.”

Cook explained that the device’s extra functionality can be controlled with the digital crown, explaining that the “pinch to zoom” gesture would cover the content and obstructs your view.

“It just doesn’t work,” Cook added.

The watches, which come in three collections and a range of faces, can differentiate between a touch and a press, explained Apple senior vice president of design Jony Ive in a pre-recorded video.

PHOTO: A video about the Apple Watch is shown during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.

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PHOTO: A video about the Apple Watch is shown during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.

“Creating beautiful objects that are as simple and pure as they are functional, well, that’s always been our goal at Apple. We designed Apple Watch as a whole range of products enabling millions of unique designs,” Ive said. “I think we are now at a compelling beginning actually designing technology to be worn, to be truly personal.”

Apple’s watch lineup includes “much more functionality” than Morningstar analyst Brian Colello said he expected, but the device’s dark horse may be its battery life, which has not yet been detailed.

“The tradeoff may be a device that offers a lot of services but has to constantly be recharged,” Colello said.

Colello said the $349 starting price appears “quite reasonable,” although another question mark is if Apple will profit from selling several different bands with each watch.

Finally, rumors that previously suggested the watch would miss this holiday season and arrive in early 2015 were correct. But that’s not necessarily a negative for Apple.

“The initial iPhone had a similarly long lag, and we think it’s much more important that Apple gets the product right, rather than early,” Colello said.

The “heart” of the watch is a custom-designed chip that is “essentially miniaturizing an entire computer system on a single chip,” Ive said.

How is it powered? The back crystal has a “unique charging solution,” Ive said, that’s completely sealed, and requires no alignment or exposed contact.

PHOTO: Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

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PHOTO: Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

 

“We know that wearing something all day every day becomes as much a part of personal expression as functionality,” Ive said in the video.

Watch users can choose from six different straps with varying mechanisms to choose from, including a sport band in “bold colors” with sweat and chemical-resistant material, Ive said. Customers can also choose from a link bracelet, “classic” buckle, “modern” buckle, “Milanese” loop or leather.

“The leather loop comes in a soft quilted leather that conceals magnets for fastening and adjustment,” Ive said.

As part of the three “distinct” collections, the Apple Watch features a polished case and a custom alloy of stainless steel, or users can choose “Space Black” stainless steel.

The Sport collection has an anodized aluminum case (silver or “Space Gray”) that’s 60 percent stronger than standard alloy, Ive said. There is also an 18-karat yellow gold or rose gold “Edition” watch that metallurgists developed to be twice as hard as standard gold, Ive said.

PHOTO: Apple Watch in yellow gold

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PHOTO: Apple Watch in yellow gold
PHOTO: Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch, which he is wearing, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

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PHOTO: Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch, which he is wearing, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

Meet the Man With 40k Pieces of Airline Memorabilia in His NYC Apartment

Marvin G. Goldman has accomplished much in his life so far. In addition to a 43-year career as an international attorney, he’ll be married 50 years this month and is the father of three kids. He’s perhaps best known for holding the world’s largest collection of El Al Airlines memorabilia, with an estimated 40,000 pieces in his collection. He’s the author of two books on El Al.

Perhaps most striking to a visitor to his Upper West Side apartment is how he’s managed to confine his vast collection to just one impeccably organized bedroom.

Goldman took his first El Al flight in April 1978. He is, at heart, a collector and an airline buff, but his motivation behind choosing El Al wasn’t just the “wonderful service” he enjoyed. It was partially because El Al memorabilia was harder to come by than many other airlines’.

“I was collecting airline postcards, at first,” he said.

But Goldman noticed at the collector’s convention he attended each year, put on by Airliners International, that there were so few El Al items compared to other airlines.

“I figured, ‘Well, it must be somewhere,'” he said. “It was a challenge, which I liked.”

That realization changed not only the course of Goldman’s life, but the way the airline preserved it’s history. Until Goldman came along, the airline hadn’t been cataloging its items.

“They didn’t know what they had,” Goldman said. “Through collecting and researching and cataloging, I was able to reconstruct the airline’s history.”

Over the years, he has written two books on El Al: “El Al: Star in the Sky,” published in 1990, and 2008’s “El Al: Israel’s Flying Star.”

The bedroom in his apartment that’s used to house his collection is large enough to hold a large desk, several chests of drawers and display tables. Somehow, the entire collection fits in. Drawers are filled with china and utensils used throughout the airline’s history. Closets are filled with flight attendant uniforms and captain’s coats. Models of El Al planes are on display on shelves. Posters from the airline’s 65-year history hang from the walls. And there’s binder after binder of old tickets, advertisements and more.

PHOTO: One of Goldmnas many historical El Al airline posters.

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PHOTO: One of Goldmna’s many historical El Al airline posters.

The piece he’s most proud of was also one of the hardest to get. It’s a blue, enamel hat badge worn by the airline’s first pilots in 1949 and features a flying star, the airline’s first logo. It was only used for two years. He had only seen it in photos, and thought he might be able to get it from a former El Al pilot he visited on New York’s Long Island. But he learned the pilot had just recently thrown his out. Eventually, Goldman came to the piece through a former advertising executive from the airline. He thinks it may be the only one left. At the very least, no one else in his circle of collectors has one.

PHOTO: The most prized item in Goldmans collection is this blue enamel hat badge worn by El Als first pilots.

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PHOTO: The most prized item in Goldman’s collection is this blue enamel hat badge worn by El Al’s first pilots.

The other collectors of El Al memorabilia are not his competition, he said. In fact, they’re friends and advisers.

“We trade pieces and information,” he said. “It’s very helpful.”

Still, he couldn’t help but point out his collection was the largest.

 

Some items are almost jarring. Goldman has several ashtrays on display. It’s a reminder of just how much airline travel has changed. Others came to him in the most unlikely fashion. That was the case for a piece of china he found at a Sheraton in Jerusalem. It was on his table and was being used to serve pats of butter. Goldman thought the colors looked familiar and he turned it over; sure enough, the El Al insignia was on the back. The hotel let him take the piece home.

Did he miss his professional calling?

“Of course, I would have loved to have been a pilot,” he said. “But I enjoyed my work, too.”

These days, he flies on El Al about once each year. He doesn’t any superstar status that an average flier has never even heard of, he claimed, though “the airline has done some nice things for me.”

Goldman lights up when he speaks of all the people he’s met as a result of his collection.

“We have friends all over the world,” he said. “Almost any country we visit, we have friends to see.”

Surely, that must be the best part about his passion — not the pieces he’s collected, but the friendships he’s made?

“No,” he said. “The items are the best part.”

‘Minecraft’ Could Boost Microsoft’s Mobile Reach

Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the Lego-like multiplayer game is currently the top paid app for the iPhone and Android devices in the U.S., today’s popular hit could be tomorrow’s dud. The maker of the much obsessed-over “Candy Crush Saga,” for example, rode the game’s popularity to go public this year, only to see its stock falter.

In addition, the founders of Mojang, the Swedish company behind “Minecraft,” aren’t staying with Microsoft. That could raise questions about Mojang’s ability to create another big hit.

Then again, a big hit was not what co-founder Markus “Notch” Persson was after when he created the game, according to a blog post Monday from Mojang and a note from Persson himself on his website.

“It certainly seems like the founders of ‘Minecraft’ didn’t want to continue forward,” Gartner analyst Brian Blau said. “It was something too big for them. ‘Minecraft’ is best in the hands of somebody who can take it in the direction it needs to go for the user.”

Microsoft has made mobile phones and Internet services priorities for the company as its traditional businesses — Windows and Office software installed on desktops — slow down or decline. With “Minecraft,” Blau said, Microsoft gains a new type of customer — mobile players.

“‘Minecraft’ is very popular on mobile,” Blau said. “It has an audience that wouldn’t necessarily think of Microsoft first. The mobile audience is typically Apple and Samsung.”

“Minecraft” is an “open world” game in gamer lingo, meaning it has no plot or outlined objectives. Players can explore and create virtual worlds built from blocky 3-D objects — thus the frequent Lego comparisons.

“It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea,” Minecraft’s website explains.

Besides iPhones and Android devices, the game is available on Windows, Macs, Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation. Microsoft said it will continue to make “Minecraft” available on all those platforms after the deal closes, expected this year.

With an all-ages “E” rating, the game has been downloaded 100 million times on personal computers since its debut in 2009, and it’s the most popular online game on Microsoft’s Xbox console.

Microsoft, which released the first Xbox in 2001, also owns the blockbuster “Halo” video game franchise. Unlike “Halo,” though, “Minecraft” is especially popular with younger gamers whose parents might not be comfortable with them going on wild alien shootouts.

Microsoft is not alone in trying to reach that audience. Activision Blizzard Inc., the maker of the “Call of Duty” shooter series, also makes “Skylanders,” a kids’ video game that’s played using toy figures.

Now, it will be Microsoft’s job to keep Minecraft’s loyal fan base happy. It’s something raised any time big, established corporations buy little, much-loved independent companies. It happened when Facebook bought photo-sharing app Instagram in 2012 and more recently when Amazon.com Inc. agreed to buy Twitch, the online network that lets people watch live and recorded footage of others playing video games.

“Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK,” Owen Hill, Mojang’s “chief word officer,” wrote in a blog post Monday.

“Minecraft will continue to evolve, just like it has since the start of development. We don’t know specific plans for Minecraft’s future yet, but we do know that everyone involved wants the community to grow and become even more amazing than it’s ever been,” he continued.

The acquisition will help Microsoft expand its gaming division. Besides “Halo,” it includes the “Forza” racing game. In a statement, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that with “Minecraft,” Microsoft is getting “an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft.”

Blau said it helps that Microsoft knows games.

“It’s got the Xbox,” he said. “So overall … it’s a good move and a good fit because they have experience in the game industry.”