Category: News & Commentary

Let’s Un-F*** Up Our Internet

UPDATE: We Un F’d-up the Internet! Lately it’s been knee-jerk to Tweet an article that we recommend to our followers to read. I do it with articles, videos and funny pictures all the time. A long time ago, in a place not so far away (right here actually), I would blog about articles that I

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A Storyteller’s World

Much research is spawned in DTLT as a direct result of casual conversations with my colleagues, faculty, and staff. I can’t even remember how Martha and I got talking about what babies, who are unable to talk, are thinking at any given time, but I was reminded of the film Baby Geniuses. Released in 1999,

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Drop the M, it should be OOCs

As is usually the case, thanks to Twitter I had a great bit of fun this morning. To start things off Bryan Alexander tweeted this: How should liberal arts institutions respond to #MOOCs? Two of my colleagues reflect: http://t.co/mASRcDoj #NITLE — Bryan Alexander (@BryanAlexander) November 29, 2012 So it was off to Inside Higher Ed

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Let the HTML5 Party Begin

I have a feeling that I am going to be writing a few articles/posts about HTML5 in the next few weeks and months. Mostly because we’re starting to see some real cool stuff being built with it. I, of course, will concentrate on the new video capabilities, but if you want to Dive Into HTML5,

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Why the iPhone antenna issue is somewhat important

“Oh no, not another iPhone post, please.” OK, but hear me out just one last time. Apple is holding a press conference today. No one knows exactly what they are going to say, who is going to say it, or whether people will be satisfied with what they say, but it’s a big deal in

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Who is Alan Turing?

Thanks to Twitter and my old friend Jim Greenberg, I now know who Alan Turing is. Thanks to John Graham-Cumming, who was on This Week in Tech #213, Alan Turing received an apology. Since I have worked in technology for many years, I know some of the key players in the development of modern day

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My Howard Beale moment

Something got in my way of writing this on February 22, 2009. It’s name was Bluehost. Now I don’t really hold a whole lot against Bluehost. I know they are trying to provide a good service, just like many other web hosting companies. No, this is not about what got in the way of that

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Think YouTube is Insignificant?

Then ask this guy . . . President Obama not only makes his case for why we need the stimulus package, but he announces a new website to track the spending of it – Recovery.gov. If your reaction to all this is “We’ll see”, then you’re right. We will. Hat tip to Eric Holscher for

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Live UMW Athletics

The University of Mary Washington has always taken great pride in its athletics program, and includes some highly ranked teams. However, it was also good to see, as fellow UMW staff member Seth Casana pointed out to me, that the UMW Athletics department is going to broadcast some games live. They will be using the

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If you have kids, you should read this!

Image by Andrew Feinberg via Flickr How’s that title for an attention grabber? It basically translates to saying, unless you’re a bad parent, you should drop what you’re doing and pay attention. In blogs, newscasts, and almost everywhere else that you turn we hear the warnings. Scary warnings about food, travel, drugs, and now the

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