The NYT Company purchased a division of Primedia called 'About.com' and was just another small deal that I read about (puns are too easy with this) until this week I realized that the target company was a source I was actually using. About.com is a great free source for all kinds of free information and free courses. If you are reading this you know that I am new to blogging; to learn more I have been taking a tutorial from About.com (CSS which is Cascading Style Sheets...) so I have renewed interest in the deal in hope that NYT won't start charging for the great programs.
For your information here's about About - About U.: "About U.
Welcome to About U. , a collection of free online courses from About.com.
Each online course is sent to you via email on a daily or weekly basis and is designed to help you learn a specific skill or solve a particular problem. There are no grades or degrees, only a whole lot of free online learning.... [Topics included for free are]
Arts & Entertainment Automotive Business Cities & Towns Computing & Technology Education Electronic & Gadgets Food & Drink Health & Fitness History Hobbies & Games Home & Garden Homework Help Jobs & Careers Money News & Issues Parenting & Family People & Relationships Religion & Spirituality Shopping Sports & Recreation Style Teens Travel "