I arrived in Berlin yesterday morning, checked in at the misnamed but reasonably-priced Hotel Berlin Plaza, plugged in my laptop, and tapped away most of the day as I watched the snow drift by. The Plaza does not have internet connections; in fact, they charge 2,5 Euros an hour to use Microsoft Office Continue reading
My noggin is filling up with learning fluff from the net, the street, books, conversations, and subscriptions. think I know how Johnny Mnemonic must have felt. He’s the William Gibson character with a hard drive implant in his head. If he doesn’t download after a while, well, let’s not go there. It’s Continue reading
A printed manuscript of my book on Informal Learning just arrived. Four hundred pages of characters and runes. It’s intimidating. Maybe that’s why none of the people I sent it to for comment are responding. A Dutch writer who saw the manuscript wrote back less than a day later. “That’s a BIG book Continue reading
Pictures from the FlickR free zone. This feels so strange. I resized these in MS Paint and uploaded them via Blogger.
German women delude themselves that Continue reading
The old Joe Walsh song is thumping in my forebrain.
Forget the price
Ain’t never been there
They tell me it’s nice
I live in hotels
Tear out the walls
I have accountants
Pay for it all
They say I’m crazy but I have a good time
I’m just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
Life’s Continue reading
Work is moving right along here in my writer’s cottage hidden away in the Abu Dhabi Hilton. My book now tops four hundred pages and that’s before adding the graphics.
Michelangelo said the statue was inside the stone. All he needed to do was chip away the superfluous marble to let the statue emerge. Continue reading
This has been a wonderful day. We completed the circle of our World Cafe by sharing people’s contributions with the Minister of Education Sheikh Nahayan.
These are starter photos. Continue reading
Jery Michalski is chair of today’s sessions on Lifelong Learning. Jerry asks the audience what they think Lifelong Learning means. A woman with a wonderful Irish lilt to her voice brings up making time for reflection. the head of the woman’s college says you don’t learn well without knowing your style. Continue reading
Ellen Wagner is on the stage talking about designing experiences that are useful, usable, and desirable. She told a story of giving a presentation, retrieving a phone message telling her a blogger in the audience disagreed with her data, and telling the audience she knew someone questioned her data. Continue reading