Getting a grip
Tom Zeller, Jr. has a long article in the business section of today's New York Times called "A Blog Revolution? Get a Grip". It's mainly about Nick Denton and Gawker, and near the start Denton reacts to recent high profile praise for blogging: When BusinessWeblogs in Higher Education
on May 8, 2005 at 4:46 p.m..
Remembrance of the French Laundry Fund
I received an email recently from Maurice Graham Henry, proprietor of Dining In France who'd had dinner at Per Se recently and wrote to share some incredible news. I had dinner at Per Se last night, and I had the good fortune to see Thomas Keller again.He asked me anout my website DininginFrance.com, and I told him that I was recentlay able to recover a write up on The French Laundry (listed on my French Laundry page) on archive.org from 2002....written by 'the woman with the French Laundry Fund can'. Thomas remembered immediately, but he never knew that either of you had eve From megnut
on May 8, 2005 at 2:45 p.m..
The Significance of "Social Software" (danah boyd)
I’ve been meaning to write a paper on “The Significance of ‘Social Software’” for some time, but… In the meantime, i’ve written an abstract for public criticism. In 2002, Clay Shirky (re)claimed the term “social software” to encompass “all uses... From Corante: Social Software
on May 8, 2005 at 1:50 p.m..
In most cultures wisdom, knowledge, and experience are prized assets. Those who possess them are held in high regard and are expected to share them with the next generation. So it is in the world of information technology. Veteran IT professionals are oft From Techno-News Blog
on May 8, 2005 at 12:47 p.m..
Movies That Should Be Made
Charles and Ray Eames' Powers of Ten is one of the best, and most important, films ever made. This short documentary uses base 10 logarithms to drive a whirlwind exploration of the universe at every scale, from the human out past the galactic and then down to the subatomic. Powers of 10 was an important factor in the inculcation of the scientific sense of wonder for an entire generation (anyone born in the 1960's, say). What other movies like this could be made? From kuro5hin.org
on May 8, 2005 at 10:45 a.m..
Genres of delayed gratification
Without denying the benefits of blogging, I wonder if we tend to ignore its weaknesses. I'm thinking of the immediate gratification of web publishing. Type type type, submit, and it's there. Some things in life require delayed gratification. Some genres of writing can't exist without it, such as the novel. Is there something in our work as writers that cannot be achieved if we only blog? Or can blogging adapt itself to address the goals that formerly only genres of delayed gratification... From Weblogs in Higher Education
on May 8, 2005 at 5:46 a.m..
Searching for a Good Book by Gary Price
I'm re-posting this article from Search Engine Watch; it provides some helpful guidelines. ____JH ____ Search Briefs + Searching for a Good Book Note: A new article by some guy named Gary Price. (-: A look at Amazon's Search Inside the Book, Google Print (you'll read about a way to limit your search to only Google Print material), and many other services including NetLibrary and ebrary. + Web News Aggregator NewsNow Crosses 20,000 Sources Mark- gary [ResourceShelf
] From EduResources--Higher Education Resources Online
on May 8, 2005 at 2:45 a.m..
ID position - University of Alberta
Instructional Designer Faculty of Extension, Extension Learning Solutions Department Website: www.extension.ualberta.ca Competition Deadline: May 20, 2005 The Faculty of Extension invites applications for a term position as Instructional Designer. Candidates must have a graduate degree in adult education, educational technology... From Rick's CafĂ© Canadien
on May 7, 2005 at 11:51 p.m..