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The Lie of the 4th Screen

The following video was brought to my attention by a coworker as we both love watching stuff being presented at the TED conference. Alas, this video continues what I believe is a false cultural perception about the increasing general dehumanizing nature of technology. Admittedly it needs to be a bit bias, it’s a Nokia ad. […]

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My Year with the OLPC – NR4PT

Around this time last year I was very excited to receive my OLPC (One Laptop per Child), called the XO-1. Having drunk the Negroponte gatorade I was endlessly frustrated with Dvorak and other tech journalists who kept their criticism of the XO-1 focused on either Negroponte’s eccentricities or the fact that the creators made it […]

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g-speak 3D Gestural IU

On GeekBrief.TV a gestural user-interface called g-speak was demoed. After watching the video all I could say is that I still haven’t acclimated to using a WACOM tablet because the tablet picks up the pen motion even when the pen is not in contact with the tablet. Gesturing in the air seems just that much […]

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Online Ed Doesn’t Equal Correspondence Ed

Most of my fellow course directors sit within earshot of my desk and on more than a few occasions we’ve pulled our chairs together and talked about things that seem to work in online learning and things that don’t. For starters, students who have the biggest trouble with online learning are the ones who thought […]

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It’s a New Day

From the time I voted on the Wednesday before and up through election night I held my hope close to my chest for fear that I was just setting myself up for disappointment. Having voted in every election since Jimmy Carter in the 70s it certainly wasn’t for fear that somehow the Democrats were going […]

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