Archive for March, 2009

OnLine Editing

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Wikis, GoogleDocs, and now Buzzword Documents all provide ways to share the editing of an online document (as do a number of other options). (more…)

Mythical Myths about Sustainability

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Many of these Top 10 Myths about Sustainability are mythical in the sense that they are just elementary misconceptions that don’t qualify as myths because they are not widely held by intelligent adults, but “Myth 6: Sustainability means lowering our standard of living” is an exception because it is, I think, widely believed by intelligent adults. (more…)

A Quantum Embarrassment to Scientific American

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

The latest Scientific American lead article Was Einstein Wrong?: A Quantum Threat to Special Relativity is an odd duck. It almost (but never quite) does a fair job of describing some quite challenging aspects of quantum mechanics and its relation to locality in special relativity, and yet manages to completely disgrace itself (and the magazine’s editors) within its first paragraph by asserting that “radio waves propagate through the air” in an argument identifying the light-cone locality of special relativity with non-existence of action-at-a-distance.

It Was 20 Years Ago Today

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

that Sir Timmy taught the world to play

Yes, There *IS* an Elephant in the Room

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

AlterNet Article by Chris Hedges

Rebuttal by Betsy Hartmann

Serialized RSS

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

At Stephen Downes is discussing and experimenting with delivery of on-line courses via Serialized RSS.