Thursday, June 26, 2008

Internet Tidal Wave

Bill Gates' memo from 1995 recognizing the importance of the internet.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Colleges and Web 2.0

Kevin pointed this one out in Ars Technica, an article about an article from the Ed Techie..

Key quote...'universities act as aggregators: they form collections of students with similar interests, and put them in contact with relevant material and experts. Weller argues that the online communities fostered under the Web 2.0 umbrella perform a largely parallel function, in that they foster groups with common interest and link them to relevant materials."

This is why we need to ramp up faculty capability with these tools.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Presentation Zen

This looks good......

More on presentation styles, design, using an underutilized resource, the brain, and other nuggets...

Time to pick up Brain Rules and the Back of the Napkin.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Krugman on Digitized Content

Bits, Bands and Books - Paul Krugman writes about digital content and the ease of distribution of same. Krugman speculates about the impact that electronic books will have on the publishing world (are you paying attention, textbook reps?), given the experience of the music industry.

Key quote, 'Bit by bit, everything that can be digitized will be digitized, making intellectual property ever easier to copy and ever harder to sell for more than a nominal price. And we’ll have to find business and economic models that take this reality into account.

It won’t all happen immediately. But in the long run, we are all the Grateful Dead.'

No, he wasn't referring to backing the Pranksters at the Acid Tests. Krugman uses the Dead's free taping policy as a model for the distribution of digital content.