Yesterday I read Robert Paterson’s moving book chapter entitled Going Home.
I think that we in the West have been asleep for a long time. An idea put us to sleep.
Social Software is a vector a return to an old culture.
When I say old culture, I mean the culture that fits the essential nature of humans Continue reading Going Home
DISK BOOT ERROR! Insert System CD to continue.
What an awful way to start a morning. Of course, the disk in question contains most of the key files in my digital life. After an hour of futzing around, I finally got in.
The SONY box underneath my desk is more powerful than any computer in the entire Continue reading Running with scissors
On Monday, research for my book on Informal Learning took me down the San Francisco Peninsula to the fabled Palo Alto Research Center, née Xerox PARC, birthplace of the GUI, the personal computer, the laser printer, the local area network, and ubiquitous computing. While PARC has produced nearly 30 Continue reading PARC
Net connection speed test. Fast. Free.
My DSL tonight is 1.2 MB
up down and .25MB down up.
(Thank you, anonymous. I did have up and down reversed originally.)
I just finished reading Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind. It’s entertaining and a fast read.
Whole New Mind reminded me of A SImpler Way by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers.
Both books are structured around a few basic categories. Compare Pink’s & Wheatley’s:
Come on down.
I’m in love with blogs. They let me share my thoughts and stories with the world. They also enable me to store tips, reminders, photos, and essays in a database where I or others can easily recall them. Even more important is what I receive from other bloggers: unfiltered, informal, Continue reading Add your two cents on informal learning
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them,” wrote Albert Einstein, yet the corporate world has been slow to take his advice.
Take Talent. Ten years ago, few of us expected to be working on computers, using wireless telephones/PDAs to connect with home Continue reading The Future of Talent
Yesterday evening Leonard Pitt gave a talk on Pride & Passion: The Histrionics of Paris Urban Design at Mechanics Library in downtown San Francisco. Leonard is is an actor, teacher, self-taught historian, and author of Promenades dans le Paris Disparu, a best-selling walking guide book (in French).
The Continue reading Blood in the Streets