…are condemned to repeat them, said philosopher George Santyana.
Steve Wheeler’s excellent post on Learning Technologies in London described the vendors at the show as stuck in a time warp, maybe on another planet. What does the future hold for these guys? Let’s look back to 1999.
For those Continue reading Those who forget the mistakes of history
A large, traditional LMS vendor has put a new front on their website that proclaims “80% of learning is informal. Nurture it. Harness it. Socialize it.” Great idea.
Alongside this news is a video of a customer who explains he loves the vendor because of their ability to support old-style, formal Continue reading Headlines are not reality
Next week, Harold Jarche and I are headed to a series of meetings with a client whose organization has severe hang-ups about web security. Access to many important sites on the net is verboten. Geez. How to work around something like this?
Our usual response that “smart phones route around IT” doesn’t Continue reading Mi-Fi
West Coast Wikiconference 2011
WikiPedia turned 10 years old today. I attended a delightful unconference with a hundred Wikipedians at the Hub in San Francisco.
How’s this for a deal? $25 paid for breakfast, lunch, a full day’s events, presentations by Ward Cunningham and Kevin Kelly, and even Continue reading Wikipedia’s 10th
Kevin Kelly is a force of nature. He spoke at the West Coast Wiki Conference yesterday.
From my Seminal Documents page:
Out of Control, The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World . Kevin Kelly. “The world of our own making has become so complicated that we must turn to Continue reading Kevin Kelly: Technology is good for the world
Eugene Kim announced that Ward Cunningham was our opening keynote speaker for the West Coast WIki Conference. Only after the talk did he mention that Ward invented the wiki (1995) and is a prime mover in both the Agile Software Movement and Software Patterns.
The wiki was born in an age when the Continue reading Ward Cunningham: Ten Years (and more)
Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary: January 15, 2011
San Francisco, California
Theme — Wikimedia: The Next 10 Years
This special tenth anniversary is being celebrated by parties and events around the world; see ten.wikipedia.org.
I’ll take a few snapshots for you.
In the news.
Be an optimist.
These things are everywhere!
: one of several black swans floating in the pools at the Blackhawk Shopping Center.
On Friday, I made a pilgrimage to one of the world’s great collections of classic cars, the Behring collection at Blackhawk.
My own car was in for maintenance at the BMW dealer in Concord. I got my hands on a loaner 338i and drove south half an hour. Soon I was reveling among some of the greatest Continue reading Celebrate both old and the new
When my Internet Time Alliance colleague Harold Jarche switched from Delicious to Diigo, I figured I should probably do the same. After all, saving one’s tags is a cornerstone in Harold’s Personal Knowledge Management scheme of approaching the world. He has probably researched this a lot more than Continue reading Zero switching cost