Help Joy help you. On the unusability of internal systems. – disambiguity

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Yup. No-one wants to use your software – they merely want to get their work done. When will software designers realize, that they are NOT the experts when it comes to design? Usability is one of the few areas where … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Feb 15, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute How a High School Teacher Is ‘Gamifying’ World News “A new game called Fantasy Geopolitics (think Fantasy Football meets Model United Nations) is radically changing the way high school students in Minnesota are interacting with the news. In 2009, Eric … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Jan 25, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute 100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) | TED Blog “100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) Posted by: Jessica Gross August 3, 2007 at 12:00 pm EST More In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in … Continue reading

Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder | Technology | guardian.co.uk. YES! This is yet another example of the delusion that comes from being a technophile without also being fully literate in  an increasingly technological society . With no … Continue reading

Boredom is necessary in order for creativity to flourish.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Cool. I’ve been saying this for years!! Edward de Bono, business consultant and self-described “father of lateral thinking” has authored numerous works on creative thinking. de Bono calls moments of boredom “creative pauses,” which allows the mind to drift, and … Continue reading

Are MOOCs the answer?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Worth Reposting…. Clay Shirky is our MP3 » FOLLOWERS OF THE APOCALYPSE. For those who don’t know, Clay Shirky talks and writes about the Interwebs. He’s faculty @ NYU . He likes to make predictions about the future. He’s now … Continue reading

Windows 8 a ‘catastrophe’.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC News – Valve boss Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a ‘catastrophe’. Microsoft is going down the same path as Apple. So much for freedom. “There’s a strong temptation to close the platform,” he said, “because they look at what … Continue reading

Is TED Dead? Should it be?

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes Against TED – The New Inquiry. (By Nathan Jurgenson ) It’s curious that this should pop up now. The article is not new (Feb. 2012) but it crosses my path just when I was beginning to think that TED talks … Continue reading