Bruce Hoppe - User driven innovation and Karim Lakhani - Connectedness
This is interesting. "Empirical research is finding that users rather than manufacturers are the actual developers of many or most new products and services - and that they are a major locus of innovative activity in the economy." One wonders whether innovation in education has stalled precisely because educators and administrators do not listen to students. [Link
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on July 11, 2006 at 7:45 p.m..
Banno, et.al. - Private Language - Philosophy Forums
Can there be a private language, that is, a language that you think in, but never speak to anyone else? According to Wittgenstein, there cannot be, because you would never know whether you are using it correctly. Language is, therefore, an irreducibly public phenomenon. Is it the same with knowledge? Can there be private knowledge? It seems there must be, doesn't there - after all, only you can know whether or not you are actually in pain. Or not? Anyhow, if you enjoy these questions, you will enjoy this thread of discussion on private language at the Philosophy Forums. [OLDaily
on July 11, 2006 at 6:45 p.m..
Tom Hoffman - NECC 2006: We Will Win - Tuttle SVC
Tom Hoffman posts a lengthy reflection on NECC 2006 that has some funny bits, some sarcastic bits, and some hopeful bits. The overall message is that open source is "winning" in U.S. schools and that "Moodle is going thermonuclear in US K-12 education." I enjoyed is reaction to the NCLB booth: "The federal Department of Education had a booth, with nice NCLB logos. I say, 'Hulk SMASH!' But I clenched my jaw and kept walking..." [Link
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OLDaily on July 11, 2006 at 6:45 p.m..
MySpace Rules the Web
Social networking site MySpace wins the most market share, not just among other sites of its category in the U.S., but the entire Web. From ClickZ Stats
on July 11, 2006 at 4:45 p.m..
Did you know that Tel Aviv is known as the White City? Built when Bauhaus was popular, the houses are almost all white boxes. Unless you've been here, another easly overlooked aspect of Tel Aviv is its beautiful Mediterranean beaches. My hotel's about two blocks from the shoreline. I have walked miles and miles up and [...] From Internet Time Blog
on July 11, 2006 at 1:45 a.m..