Apple has added features to iOS to make it easier for parents to control their kids app and media purchases. Amazon in contrast if is fighting the FTC over adding these controls to their fire devices.

Why? Just think about where these companies are making their money. Apple from the devices themselves, Amazon from selling stuff. No wonder Amazon is fighting this, and Apple is just trying to make families want to be all Apple devices. Ben Brooks

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The Trenton Farmers Market is just across the street from the movie-theatre-converted-to-office-building where I work. On Friday, it’s become customary for me to go over to the market for lunch at Button’s Creperie. Sometimes I pickup up a bottle of wine from Unionville Vineyard or Terhune Orchards. Almost always I will get a bag or two of apple cider donuts from the friend young woman at Terhune Orchards.

This thursday the kids were off for spring break. Bhavna thought it would be great for them to see where I work. We planned to meet at the Trenton Farmers Market for lunch. Shaan and Kiran had chicken fingers and fries from King Foods in the food court. Bhavana and I had a crepe from Button’s. I had the peanut butter, granola and banana crepe. Delicious.

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After lunch we walked around the market. The kids bought some gummy candies from The Amish Country Store. Bhavna and I looked at the flowers and herbs.

East Pyne Hall

We’re seeing paradigms change as fast as at the start of the railway and the telephony revolutions and in both of those there was more work based education and training, apprenticeships, and far fewer degrees.
I’m not an elitist about education, merely someone who feels that we have prized getting a large number of people to hold degrees over the usefullness to them and society of attaining them.Chris Thorpe

I have read a few articles over the last few years suggesting that the higher education system in the USA needs some realignment. I’m uncertain about how to advise my own kids. My wife and I both attended college on scholarship. I had a full scholarship but incurred some graduate school debt. I certainly don’t want my kids to end up slaves to student loans. Some tough decision for us in the very near future. My son is a freshman in high school.

Montgomery Township, New Jersey, United States of America