Archive for November, 2006

Update on Blackboard Patent

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Stephen Downes links to this article by John Cox

What Is Jamming?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

I got to this via a posting by Zac at SquareCircleZ. At IBM, Jamming is apparently a way of stimulating and sharing the creativity of a large group of individuals. I don't know what the participants' experience is really like nor the software used to mediate it, but from the description I can think of […]

Gary Wolf on The Church of the Non-Believers

Monday, November 13th, 2006

This article by Gary Wolf in Wired.com considers various current opponents of religion and in the end decides to "refuse the call" to join in their crusade. But this raises the question of what he would say himself when asked the question that he posed quite "innocently" at the dinner table (in an anecdote in […]

Moving at the Speed of Creativity � Blog Archive � Elephants and YouTube

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Moving at the Speed of Creativity � Blog Archive � Elephants and YouTube

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

David Cox on Saddam

Monday, November 6th, 2006

In Comment is free: Saddam: a tribute David Cox says "Saddam offered his people a harsh deal. Yet, their lives were at risk only if they chose to challenge his authority. Now, they die because of the sect to which they happen to belong."

Blackburn on Frankfurt's On Truth

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Simon Blackburn reviews Harry G. Frankfurt's 'OnTruth' (in Powell's Books in the The New Republic Online) and in the end finds it 'Bullshit' "And when I think of Frankfurt's resolute silence about the philosophical tradition from, say, Protagoras onward, I confess to scenting a whiff of something like -- well, negligence with the truth, an […]

Neo Culpa indeed!

Monday, November 6th, 2006

WOW!