Tuesday, August 21, 2007

this is my last post here

I have moved both physically (from Cameroon to Taiwan) and virtually (from Blogger to Wordpress).

My new virtual home is here. Its RSS feed is here. My "first" post is here.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

malaysia pushes for free data

Read about it here. Until this decision becomes entrenched in the behavior of the state, it may be wise to remain cautiously pessimistic. It's amazing how quickly hopes can be crushed when Big Money is at stake. Nonetheless, I'm smiling.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

free/open data supporters please sign

this petition.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

not that we needed proof...

...but regularly plopping children in front of one-way "learning" videos rather than interactive real-world objects (or better yet, people) isn't the best strategy to counter one's busy schedule. Go figure.


Saturday, July 21, 2007

euphemizing belief's origin

A recent conversation with an Intelligent Design supporter produced the following snippet...

I ask, "Why do you believe in a creator? It's fear, no?"

"No." was the response.

"Then why do you believe?" I ask.

"It gives me comfort."

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Das Rad

I enjoyed Das Rad, a CC-BY licensed short film. Download it here. For classroom possibilities, I'm considering its use to spark a discussion around technology, civilization, and environmental issues.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

think "free beer"

With a few days in Copenhagen recently, there was one thing I had to do. The cozy ├śrsted provided the venue...

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