or Shakespeare isn't Anonymous In light of the fun, interesting, and I think, utterly fictional Anonymous, I thought I would repost this item from my now defunct Future of Information Work blog. Be challenged, but enjoy. 4/7/2008 2:45:59 PM Shakespeare Wars I have finally finished Rosenbaum's Shakespeare Wars. I love Shakespeare, but why include comments on … [Read more...] about Shakespeare in Theory – and Why Computer’s Aren’t As Interesting As They Used to Be
Future of the Internet
CIO Magazine ran a story this week (July 29, 2010) on six predictions on how cloud computing will change IT, taking it from the hodgepodge of today's options into the smooth waters of a post-cloud world where IT only has one choice. Even the opening premise leaves me flat, because as we move to a post-cloud world, some other disruption will be on the horizon which will … [Read more...] about Six Cautions for IT in the Cloud Planners, or Why Bernard Golden is Wrong
The game show Jeopardy! will host an unusual array of contestants on Februrary 14-16, 2011. Two of the shows superstars, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, will be pitted against Watson, an artificial intelligence (AI) created by IBM engineers. Watson will not teach the world anything new about a generalized artificial intelligence. In the moment, as Watson answers questions, it … [Read more...] about What We Won’t Learn from IBM’s Watson Playing Jeopardy!
I have talked to many K-12 educators, as well as college professors. Some are adventurous technophiles, and others are resistant, reluctant or not technology capable of embracing new technology as moves into common use. I think we need to encourage faculty to embrace technology as it arrives, and provide them the tools and support to make them successful, even if a fad is short … [Read more...] about Why Faculty Should Employ Technology Du Jour
I was just referred to Tom Foremski’s Silicon Valley Watcher post on Curation and the Human Web… which argues that curating the content of the web will be a big topic in 2011. I don’t think so, at least not as it is characterized in the post. Curation is like knowledge management. If there is no business model, there is no incentive for people to curate content. Small start-ups … [Read more...] about Curation Not The Future of The Net, Unless You pay