What do we see when we look through a computer? by Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada, May 30, 2006. Click ’em.
What do the colors mean?
blue: for links (the A tag)
red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags)
green: for Continue reading New toys
This morning I came upon this wonderful introductory paragraph to Information Technology and Internet Culture by Wesley Cooper, The University of Alberta
The Internet is a magnet for many metaphors. It is cyberspace or the matrix, the “information superhighway” or infobahn or information hairball, Continue reading One man’s net
My son Austin graduated from San Francisco State with a BS in Geosciences yesterday. I’m a proud dad, feeling older, and happy for Austin. The gold cord drooped over his shoulders is an “honor cord,” awarded to one grad in each department, selected by his peers.
Austin probably got a better education Continue reading Pomp & Circumstance
In the early days of the web, construction signs littered the landscape. Some people put them on every page!
In time people realized that web pages weren’t meant to be static, like books. You didn’t need to excuse unfinished work. because everything is a work in progress. Nothing is ever finished! Continue reading Kill the orphans
I have really been looking forward to Edward Hallowell‘s new book CrazyBusy, Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap, Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD. The only ADD book I’ve seen that’s better than his earlier Driven to Distraction is its sequel Delivered from Distraction. Last year Continue reading CrazyBusy
As you can see (unless you’re reading via RSS and then perhaps not), I’ve changed the look of Internet Time Blog and Informal Learning Blog. A tip of the hat to Alan Levine’s CogDogBlog for the wake-up call. His recent description of customizing a clean template was spot on. I’d been struggling with Continue reading Mea culpa (incommunicado)
(Heraclitus) of Ephesus wrote, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. Everything flows and nothing abides. Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe. If we do not exepect the unexpected, we will never find Continue reading Knowledge flows