Major w00tage! BarCampSydney #4 is currently being (un)organised … Date: 15 November 2008Venue: UNSW Roundhouse (http://www.unswroundhouse.com/)Time: 9am – 5pm (8:30 registrations)Register: http://barcamp.org/BarCampSydney (do it yourself on the wiki) Was good fun last time, past performance could predict future performance?
Because the way we use social computing is changing the means, times and places by which we interact with other people this gives rise to issues around boundaries. It also means that we are dealing with a radically different set of expectations – from our learners on the one hand and from their parents on … [Read more…]
Technology is very seductive and it is easy to fall in love with it rather than viewing it dispassionately as a tool with utility for various tasks. It is really important for us to avoid getting caught up emotionally in the technology. This is important because the technology is changing every nanosecond. What was cool … [Read more…]
Having become disturbed by the non-inclusive nature of many of the Twitter top 100 or Top 50 lists I have created a new one. It is open to anyone to add themselves. On these lists there is no pressure to perform or maintain standards. It is a place to just be. But please be there … [Read more…]
Growth of knowledge Too much knowledge to keep in our heads No more epic poetry In our tribal past there was a need to keep knowledge in our own heads for use by the individual and for sharing with others, hence the popularity of oral learning such as epic poetry. For example, great literature as … [Read more…]
Unlike the esteemed SilkCharm who tapped me to answer this question my blog is essentially self-indulgent. This blog is called Aide-mémoire for a reason, primarily because I wanted a place to record my musings and ideas that seem interesting to me. It’s a personal blog. For some reason I cannot think while writing on paper so … [Read more…]
Consumption of media is now happening on the user’s own terms. I can access what I want when it is convenient for me, and in the media format that I prefer on my preferred device. This means that the consumer of today has a lot of personal discretion, and this has implications for expectations of … [Read more…]