Earth from above
Yann Arthus-Bertrand's fantastic arial photos are on display here in Singapore. Close to a hundred (or more) photos were nicely lined up on the main street here and I found myself mesmerized and lost at his breathtaking collection. His website
also houses his collection. Don't miss this. From elearningpost
on November 27, 2005 at 8:45 p.m..
The Beauty of Simplicity
This Fast Company article chronicles the march of simplicity
at companies like Google and Philips. Here's a quote worth remembering: How do you make your company's products simpler? You can start by simplifying your company.John Maeda follows up with this piece of advice on simplicity
: It then dawned upon me that the intellectual approach to simplicity is to reduce details, whereas the From elearningpost
on November 27, 2005 at 8:45 p.m..
In the Grand Scheme of Things...
So does this give anyone else pause
? Current levels of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere are higher now than at any time in the past 650,000 years. That is the conclusion of new European studies looking at ice taken from 3km below the surface of Antarctica. The scientists say their research shows present day warming to be exceptional. Other research, also published in the journal Science, suggests that sea levels may be rising twice as fast now as in previous centuries.< From weblogged News
on November 27, 2005 at 4:45 p.m..
EdTechposse conversation #9 with Downes
Rob Wall and Dean Shareski had a breakfast conversation with Stephen Downes at the SACE conference last week. Here is the first chunk of that conversation, posted as podcast #9 from the EdTech Posse. I’m looking forward to hearing what I missed. From Rick's CafĂ© Canadien
on November 27, 2005 at 2:54 p.m..
The Monitor This tool provides an easy way to track key search terms across multiple search engines with a news reader. It's necessary to use a news aggregator/reader that will import opml files (not all do, especially the simpler, more popular readers such as Bloglines and RSS Mad). "With MonitorThis you can subscribe to 22 different search engine feeds at the same time. Enter a search term and click the 'make monitor.opml' button to get a list of rss feeds in OPML format.... Select all, copy From EduResources--Higher Education Resources Online
on November 27, 2005 at 2:47 p.m..
My busy busy week
I leave tonight for four days in Europe. Five talks, three cities (London, Oxford, Helsinki), two countries, four days. I'm looking forward to it because it will be interesting, but I expect to be a gibbering idiot by the end of it, if not at the start of it.... From Joho the Blog
on November 27, 2005 at 1:48 p.m..
Schools censoring blogs
Schools censoring blogs The Wall Street Journal has a good article by Vauhini Vara about schools cracking down on students who say stuff in their blogs. On the unreasonable side: Others have taken a more aggressive approach. Last month, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, N.J., banned the students at its 58 elementary schools and five high schools from maintaining personal Web pages on sites like MySpace and Xanga, a blogging service. Marianna Thompson, director of communications for the diocese, said the goal of the ban is to protect students from online predators, as well as to prevent s From Joho the Blog
on November 27, 2005 at 12:48 p.m..
There is such a thing as too much of a good thing
For our Thanksgiving the other evening, we headed to Le Bordeaux
in Ho Chi Minh Ville (I love that ville, all the French restaurants say that on their menu) for a special dinner. Once our taxi driver actually located the restaurant, things were very nice, if a bit more than I'd anticipated. We started with a Champagne aperitif and enjoyed some kind of crab amuse in a spoon with dill and a mayonnaise-life creaminess holding the chunks of firm crab together. For my appetizer, I ordered a "Fo From megnut
on November 27, 2005 at 12:45 p.m..
MIT's $100 laptop to run Redhat - Tectonic
The $100 laptop designed by the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) and the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) association, previewed at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) conference in Tunisia last week, will be using a Redhat Linux var From Techno-News Blog
on November 27, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..