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Eli Goldratt has died. He was the father of Theory of Constraints.
"Why Professor Johnny Can't Read: Understanding the Net Generation's Texts" plays on the 1955 classic Why Johnny Can't Read and essentially suggests that educators need to open their minds to the world of the digital natives.
Outside the normal topics for this blog, but I have to ask, "What were they thinking?" or more likely, "What did they expect?"
A friend pointed to the PsyBlog article "Why We do Dumb or Irrational Things: 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies" that itself lists ten classic studies of human behavior / sociology. Which is your favorite?
The Connections Show's Stan Relihan interviewed Mike O'Neil in a recent episode. If you are interested in LinkedIn, it's an interesting listen on how advanced users are working with the networking service.
I've played with Amazon's Mechanical Turk a few times. The search for Steve Fossett is one of the more interesting uses of this tool.
Another set of questions from LinkedIn. Answer if you can.
Maybe I'll start a weekly series of posts that include interesting-to-me questions from LinkedIn Answers.
I was browsing my reading list and noticed something about Open Space that said one of the hidden rules is that there is no need to apologize. That's one of the key (to me) rules of Hacky Sack.
I monitor questions from LinkedIn Answers via the web feeds for several categories, and I review the questions once a week or so. here are several I found interesting this week.
Tour de France 2007: Vinokourov tests positive; Astana withdraws from Tour. Too bad.
In the June 2007 HBR, danah boyd was one of the respondents to their case commentary, We Googled You. I highlight boyd's perspective on her own digital identity, as it informs her response.
Forrester's recent report, Social Technographics, has generated some discussion on the web. My first impression is that this may be a new way to think about the "1% Rule" of participation.
I heard about the Map Your Name "game" from Ton Tijlstra. A group of Portugese students think they can find out the "exact number" of internet users within a month via a viral campaign.
A BBC report shows that internet users don't know much of the terminology they use every day. But why is it important for people to know this terminology?
I was talking with some students at Northwestern about blogs, and the question of trustworthiness and accuracy arose, particularly if one is planning to site a blog in a research paper. I came up with some criteria that turn out to be similar to those in a publication from Google.
I've done my little bit to make this happen, have you? Do you get to the Wikipedia and find there is something missing that you know? Add it to the site, and see if it grows. Joi Ito: Wikipedia has just announced that it has reached one million articles. Congratulations Wikipedians!...
I was annoyed with a problem that seemed to show up in Outlook 2003 after applying the Windows XP SP2 patch to my machine. So, I did what any half-decent researcher would do, I Googled for help. I found a few things at Microsoft, but none were exact matches, and it...
Marvin Rosenberg of George Washington Research is doing research into information overload and has sent a survey out to uncover people's behaviors with respect to the topic. The full introductory note is below ......
Judith Meskill points to a great article on trends in intranets by Shiv Singh at Line56.com: Intranet Trends to Watch For. I had a lot of thoughts about this article as I read through, but my first pass got lost in the ether. Here are the list of trends, which are...
PlaNetwork Journal announces its inaugural issue. Along with the focus on "source code for global citizenship," they include a blog. I don't see a web feed for their articles. We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Planetwork Journal, a quarterly online publication for in-depth articles by those engaged in...
I just discovered ProQuest a library service that provides, among other things, fully-indexed historical newspaper archives in PDF format through their "ProQuest Historical Newspapers."
Adam Curry's essay, "Copy-Paste Culture," details his thoughts on how humans are geared to learn by copying and the relation to weblogs.
AKMA has started a "Digital Bodies" conversation that follows on David Weinberger's thoughts about how we perceive our online presense. Namely, David is concerned that we are going all "Matrix" with our willingness to consider our online personnae (bodies) the same as our real world bodies.

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