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July 13, 2010
Greg Easterbrook is making two big arguments in Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed. Future Prosperity: Due to a combination of global trade, the spread of information technology, and the movement toward representative democracies, the 21st century will usher in unprecedented levels and diffusion of global prosperity.
July 12, 2010
Audible just launched it's new iPhone app. I'm so excited. I've played with the app a bit. Here's what it seems to do: 1. You can see and download anything that is in your Audible library. 2. Some advanced playback features. 3. The ability to Tweet, Facebook, or e-mail what you are reading. 4. A note taking tool. 5. News and Events - including featured customer reviews, YouTube Audible links, Audible news and lists. What am I missing?
July 11, 2010
Technology will be one of the essential factors if we hope to bend the educational cost curve. Like health care, but unlike other consumer goods and services, tuition in the past two-decades has risen much faster than either real wages or inflation.
July 8, 2010
Dear Google. Thank you for this opportunity to apply for the Vice President of Global Higher Education. Rather than talk about my experience, strengths, etc. etc., I'd like to use this opportunity to lay out my plans for Google Higher Education in my first year at the company. Within One Year, Google Will: --Offer a free Google Moodle (GMoodle) learning management system (LMS) to any educational institution.
July 7, 2010
Here I'm going on "Gut Feelings" and my "Blink" - an approach I wouldn't necessarily recommend.
July 6, 2010
The first book that I'm going to give to my learning and technology team is Rework, by the guys from 37Signals. 288 concise pages - or less than 3 hours in unabridged audio format. We need more books to be this good and this short.
July 5, 2010
Dean Dad gave it a lukewarm review, but I say to stop whatever you are doing and go and order Anya Kamenetz's DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education.
July 2, 2010
Hello. My name is Josh Kim, and I'm a printer. I print everything. I print meeting agendas and notes. I print PDF articles and chapters. I print articles from news sites. I print e-mail. I print and I print and I print. And I want to change. Do you know anyone who has successfully moved all their documents, all the stuff they used to print, to a Kindle or an iPad? Or maybe "everything" is too high a bar - but surely you must know someone who is gone mostly paperless thanks to the Kindle/iPad?
June 29, 2010
Two years ago I would have bet that the Mac/PC divide would have lost its salience by now. I thought that Web applications and RIA's (rich internet applications such as Adobe AIR) would have once and for all supplanted the client OS. That future has failed to come to pass. This fact has been brought home to me as I'm selecting my next computer - Mac or PC? This is a consequential choice, as I continue to utilize a range of client applications, not all of which are cross-platform.
June 28, 2010
I'm in the middle of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, by Kathryn Schulz, so everything I write this week is going to be strongly influenced by this amazing book.