As the painfully extended “Mistakes Were Made” week concludes I’d like to recognize those men and women who often have put themselves in harms way to bring us the news and chief among them, those who have “flubbed” their lines and shown their human side. Enjoy. Second collection of bloopers… This last one is a collection of TV show bloopers… Sources: News Reporter Fail Compilation … Continue reading Mistakes Were Made: On Camera [video fridays]
You know, when I thought about this theme over a week ago, I had no idea how much of a pain in the ass it was going to be. Writing about Education took me over a week to post and like most rambling epics it was more abandoned than completed… And now I want to apply the theme “Mistakes were made” to relationships? Shoot me … Continue reading Mistakes Were Made: Being Yourself Doesn’t Mean Be An Asshole
Mistakes were made: Education… yeah, that’s not a very big target… How did we get to the point where the institution of education needs to be rescued? Before we dive into this one, I don’t mean to ask the question with the intention of starting a firestorm of finger pointing, especially in this political season. Ack. But I do have a highly speculative long-view theory … Continue reading Mistakes Were Made: End the Black Box Fallacy & Give Teaching Back to Teachers
The dream that the iPad and assorted Android tablets were going to save the magazine and newspaper business is dead, according to stories published last week by the Verge and Gigaom. Both publications pointed to an article by Jason Pontin posted in MIT’s Technology Review that cited all of the horrors and unfulfilled expectations that was TR’s failed attempt to move to an iPad tablet version of their publication. I’ve written many times about my own frustrations as a potential news consumer trying to find publications worthy of my coin that either replicated or went beyond the dead-tree versions. The numerous missteps chronicled in Pontin’s article lead me to believe that the decline in journalism is going to continue while smaller start-ups from the blogs, like the Verge, are going to fill the vacated media-niche.