Clay Shirky About Filter Failure [en]

Clay Shirky gave a talk entitled “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.” at O’Reilly Media’s Web 2.0 Expo. The following paragraphs constitute a short summary I file here mainly as a reminder for myself. I encourage you to follow the link and listen to the talk in its entirety (23:51). Information overload has become a common place and […]

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“A Vision of Students Today” and bits of following discussions [en]

The recent National Teacher of the Year award won by Michael Wesch gives me the opportunity to post a link to his famous video “A Vision of Students Today” and the accompanying text. This video has been posted all over the blogosphere at the time and triggered an impressive amount of interesting thoughts regarding college education in today’s […]

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Mac and PC: Conflict Over Matters of Characterisation [en]

The 1984 Apple commercial featuring Big Brother was meant to convey the feeling of empowerment that was attached with bringing personal computers to the people. Unfortunately, as Bryan Pfaffenberger explains in “Social Meaning of the Personal Computer, Or, Why the Personal Computer Revolution was No Revolution”, this idea died out. Of course, this ad is still celebrated as a […]

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