Having Conviction in Your Thoughts

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Amid the unrelenting march into the digital age, we get this: The Digital Generation Rediscovers the Magic of Manual Typewriters – NYTimes.com. I like it. We have a whole generation of people who have probably never experienced a manual typewriter. … Continue reading

Social Login and FB Celebrities

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Facebook Launches Social Login & HTTPS To Protect Your Privacy. I’ve had occasion to try this social login thing – FB has been using this when you download all your FB stuff. It has potential – but like everything else, … Continue reading

Harmonizing the Web in China

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Harmonizing. What an evil thing to do to such a benevolent word. Banned in Beijing – NYTimes.com. (Nicholas Kristof, Jan. 22, 2011) I really think we should STOP trying to help the Chinese government. I keep getting these invitations from … Continue reading

Computational Science needs CS Education: But Does It Need CS?

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Computer Science is dead (or should be). I love reading Mark Guzdial’s blog. He so often talks about things I think are important, AND (perhaps not surprisingly) things about which I have strong opinions. Here’s another: Computational Science needs CS … Continue reading

Horses, Buggies, and Trendy Sheep: Appropriate Technology and Modern Times

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Do either of these descriptions fit you? (be honest now – no-one is looking) Horse and Buggy Educators Are you one of these? At one time you were at the top of your game. You are a good teacher but … Continue reading

How I Got Into Computer Science (The Early Years)

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes A while back, I came across a post on Mark Guzdial’s blog about a new blog on women in computing. Among other things, they were looking for contributions from people in computing that talk about their experiences in IT. I’ve … Continue reading

How I Got Into Computer Science (The Happy Years)

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes A while back, I came across a post on Mark Guzdial’s blog about a new blog on women in computing. They were looking for stories about how women get into computer science. This post is the second in an autobiographical … Continue reading

Can computers take the place of teachers? – CNN.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Can computers take the place of teachers? – CNN.com. By Sugata Mitra, Special to CNN September 26, 2010 11:48 a.m. EDT Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer deserves to be. This is a rewording by David Thornburg … Continue reading