Every now and then some blogger repeats the ancient mantra, “Content is king.” Another will counter that Connections trump content. (Tom Kelly used to say “…and infrastructure is God.”) An astute observer says creation of content is the important part.
Learning is holistic. It is a whole system. Continue reading The Age of Kings is over
An immense collection of free sign generators.
Blogs are too one-way, a vestige of web 1.0. I’m searching for alternatives that encourage dialog in lieu of monolog. I’m not there yet, but here’s the latest scheme of things.
Uta and I have been enjoying this artificial candle for a month, and I’m giving four of them as Christmas presents. The candle looks real, but the really cool thing is that it has a timer. Ours kicks in after dinner and extinguishes itself at bedtime.
I’m giving myself an Eye-fi. It’s a 2-gig memory Continue reading A couple of online shopping days until Christmas
Every year I attend the free Conference on Neuroesthetics at U.C. Berkeley. One year, the topic was how and why the brain responds to such things as gourmet food, fine wine and aromatic perfumes. Bonny Doon Vineyard’s Randall Graham gave a wonderful presentation on “The Gout de Terroir.” Three years Continue reading The Seventh International Conference on Neuroesthetics
Kevin Kelly’s 1994 book, Out of Control, The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World, is right on the money. (It’s also a free download.)
The machine age is over; the organic age has begun.
My first full day in Paris following Online Educa, I walked from the Place de Bastille to the Île de la Cité, the island of Notre Dame and, under the square in front of the cathedral, the original settlement of the Parisii in 250 BCE. My destination was the Sainte Chapelle, a medieval chapel built Continue reading Ups and downs in Paris