Monday, July 31, 2006

the war on DOPA

(revised 8/4/06 due to some technical challenges)

So much has been said so brilliantly about why it's such a BAD idea. Most enraging how this only ends up preventing a certain socio economic group of kids from being part of their peer group today, and learning skills they will undoubtedly need in the future. See the "DOPA watch" link in my blogroll.

Email your senator, tell them to VOTE AGAINST IT, from a post on Meredith Farkas' Information Wants To Be Free

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Wait, Wait...

I love to tell staff at MPOW that to "get in to" new technology, they should seek ways to explore them thru their own passions. I simply mean that when trying to learn about blogs, it is best to find blogs about a topic that you most enjoy reading about. Like food or wine or dogs or whatever you love to learn about that is not related to work. Don't laugh, many kept trying to tie this with all new concepts and all at once, discover blogs through reading about a technical topic they are not too familiar with (like library 2.0) or simply getting oh, hum on the whole "more stuff about work" thing.
In this spirit, I was tickled to find that one of my favorite radio shows: NPR's "Wait! Wait! Don't tell me." is now podcasting parts (Not my Job) of the show every week! Yea! I am learning about podcasts and this one is a treat.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Keep it together!

OK, sorry, not had much time to write lately. Others are so much more "in tune" with the world anyways... Read from these great people:

Meredith Farkas brilliant post on skills.

Steve Backs covers most everything on customer service.

And then, under the heading of "Unplugging without unplugging." :
I have been an admirer of Selden Deemer's work for over 10 years. Always knew he was a real smart guy. Now I am a fan of his writing, and I know he's also SO, SO, COOL.

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