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)
Bugatti Veyron in parking lot at Concorso d’Elegance
In my youth, I dreamed of having a Ferrari. No longer. Ferraris are too commonplace. Yesterday I toured acres of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and DeTomasos.
Besides, after spending $320,000 for a new car, I’d want better mileage:
My Continue reading Over the top
Nielsen Business Media is shutting down Training magazine and its companion Web site, trainingmag.com. The March issue will be the publication’s last. The move includes the elimination of 11 positions, a spokesperson said.
I first saw Training magazine in 1977. At the time I didn’t know the Continue reading Training magazine, RIP
This afternoon I walked the Wildcat Canyon fire road from start to finish. It’s a beautiful stroll on manicured pathways.
In 1774, Juan Bautista de Anza scored a commission from the King of Spain to explore Alta California. Don Juan set off with 3 padres, 20 soldiers, 11 servants, 35 mules, 65 cattle, Continue reading Wildcat Canyon Fire Road
“Jay, given what you’ve just told us, what do you think will happen to colleges?”
“You mean the campuses? I think many of today’s campuses will make swell resorts and hotels.”
A story from Washington Monthly, reprinted in this morning’s New York Times, spells out the vision.
THE CONSEQUENCES Continue reading Campus resorts?
Invisible History, Afghanistan’s Untold Story
It’s not what you think. The media’s version of what’s going on in Afghanistan is fiction. The U.S. Government’s take on things is totally wrong-headed — and little changed from the days of Bush’s bungling. Charlie Wilson’s War is total Continue reading Afghanistan’s Untold Story
eLearning before the dot-com meltdown:
Today I read Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto. Formerly an award-winning school teacher, Gatto now spews more vitriol at schooling than anyone else I have ever encountered. If you are unfamiliar with his work, you must visit his site. Years ago, Heidi Fisk turned me on to Gatto; Continue reading Weapons of mass instruction
On April Fool’s Day of this year, I wrote the following page in the Learnscaping un-book. I meant to be serious.
Coincidence happens. Isaac Newton (1643–1727) and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646–1716) invented calculus at the same time but independently of one another! (wikipedia)
When Continue reading Origins of “eLearning”