Realizing the Potential of Virtual Worlds: Why and How to Support OpenSim

July 27, 2008
Tags: VLEs

Realizing the Potential of Virtual Worlds: Why and How to Support OpenSim reminds me that I have to spend more time online looking at Virtual Environments. I just do!

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grand theft childhood?

July 27, 2008

grand theft childhood? is a book that a student put me on to. Of course children and video games is something of interest to me, but what I found interesting was that though the web site talks about a $1.5 mil. study and serious research I felt like it wasn’t coming from Harvard profs, but […]

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Windows XO: A Detailed Microsoft XP Video Dissection

July 26, 2008
Tags: hegemony, , XO

OLPC News: Windows XO: A Detailed Microsoft XP Video Dissection… of course as we talked about in class this week, people want the windows experience on their XOs because that’s what everyone else has. This post on olpc news is really saddening. Taking the not perfect but really interesting XO and adding XP to it […]

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WeDo: LEGO’s new robotics system for elementary schools

July 26, 2008
Tags: lego, , robotics

WeDo: LEGO’s new robotics system for elementary schools – Boing Boing Gadgets pointed me to LEGO Education News LEGO has announced a low-end, tethered robotics system called “WeDO” designed to be used in classrooms of elementary-aged children. It won’t replace Mindstorms, but instead serve as an intermediate step between the more fully featured robotics platform […]

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Randy Pausch, whose last lecture became sensation dies

July 26, 2008

Randy Pausch, whose last lecture became sensation dies — chicagotribune.com

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Slashdot | Thirst For Coltan Fueling African Conflict

July 25, 2008

Slashdot | Thirst For Coltan Fueling African Conflict… I found a number of links and articles about this that I thought to include here, and then I thought, “well, if people can’t be bothered to find out about the damage their consumer choices result in, they should just not bother knowing.” I’m not perfect, but […]

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Silencing the World: Google’s Knol, Expert Wiki, Goes Live

July 24, 2008
Tags: hegemony

Slashdot | Google’s Knol, Expert Wiki, Goes Live say “Knol’s distinctions from Wikipedia are that authors are identified by their real names (and verified), and that they can share in ad revenue if they choose to.” Knol: a unit of knowledge looks a bit funny to me. Nice to have a site like this, but […]

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Iain Banks » Iain Banks email Q&A July 2008

July 23, 2008

Iain Banks » Iain Banks email Q&A July 2008 A few weeks ago, we invited readers of this website and www.orbitbooks.net to submit questions to be put to Iain Banks by email. Once the three-week submission period was over, we sifted through the submissions and picked half a dozen. Iain then mused, pondered, cogitated and […]

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I Heart Guts!

July 22, 2008

I want I Heart Guts! like now. 🙂 And I blame jeremy.

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Thanks TTC Riders!!!

July 21, 2008

So, I left my laptop on the TTC streetcar last week. It was an old one that I planned on setting up for one of my classes in the fall. I went in to the lost and found today, and there it was. Gotta love it when nice things happen. Thanks to the people who […]

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