for all things GNU/Linux. HowtoForge
for hands-on step-by-step guides and info on how to get the most out of FOSS applications and operating systems. 4sysops
for those responsible for networks, or business and enterprise computing. MIT's Technology Review
for heavy-duty tech news for grownups. One of the few newsletters I accept in my mailbox. (the other is the OSNews Newsletter - IMO better than the actual website.)
The TED Talks
More recreational or "food for thought" news. This is the place to go for tech that's either coming to us in the not too distant future - or tech that's destined to vanish and never be seen again. Lots of interesting "stuff" presented by some of the most interesting people on the planet. (Stay thirsty my friend!
- if you have to ask what this site's about, you don't need to know.
There are others, but this will do for a start. Put them in your feedreader and grab a free copy of Canaware NetNotes and/or a free ReadItLater account to archive whatever piques your interest. You're just a short step away from being better informed about tech.
Then buy yourself an iPad, invest in a grunge wardrobe, get a weird haircut, stop shaving regularly, don some retro shades, cultivate a taste for double expressos - and you'll soon discover you can hold your own in any hipster venue.
The only difference between vous
is you'll actually know something about what you're talking about.