A couple of months ago, MBNA sold my MasterCard account to Bank of America. Since then I’ve received a stream of unsolicited emails from BofA. With all the phishing fraud these days, I only deal with a financial institution when I initiate it, never from an email coming from God-only-knows.
Just an idea, really. Nothing sinister.
Giving students a personal learning environment deprives them of the opportunity to learn the meta-skill of creating their own interfaces. Now that my own interface has migrated to a wiki, it’s so easy to change, I tweak it several times a week. As the world Continue reading A very mild PLEa
What do monsters eat?
What do monsters drink?
Things go better with Coke.
Last night I sent this message to the 3,776 people who had signed up to receive a newsletter from me over the last six years.
I am removing your name from my mailing list. In fact, I am destroying the entire list.
Newsletters cause more annoyance than good, Continue reading Don’t be a pusher
I am not making this up. Just ask IBM scientist epreditor Potato. (He’s the robot below.)
IBM spells out work rules for avatars
SAN FRANCISCO – IBM Corp. will publish official guidelines this week for more than 5,000 employees who inhabit Second Life and other virtual worlds Continue reading IBM bringing decency to the wild frontier
My *$(W@! computer is turning me into a tinkering Mr. Fix-It. Upon booting up this morning, an application called GDI+ showed up in my task bar. Roaming around microsoft.com, I found pages of irrelevant, geeky, impossible instructions, some complete with substitute code. I cleaned up my Registry and Continue reading Pain before pleasure
Can Amazon find any more ways to slice and dice the data it displays for books?
I selected the books for this Listomania: Informal Learning recommendations. Everything else is straight from Amazon. I may start using the Fox Index when selecting books to buy.
I consulted for SmartForce 1998-2001, so this item in the San Francisco Chronicle caught my eye:
A top Google executive, David Drummond, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a complaint by federal regulators that accused him of helping to misstate the financial results of his previous employer, SmartForce.
Yesterday I listened in as Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz chatted with an in-house group. He has the ability to boil complex issues down to their essence and communicate them in an honest, clear, straight-forward voice. Both his substance and his style impressed me. I’d like to have someone like Jonathan Continue reading Jonathan Schwartz