getting ready to re-purpose another weblog of his to become a podcast audio publication: Fully Situated.
Archives for November 2004
Ed Bilodeau has posted a couple of entries related to University policy and open learning environments: A student’s right to anonymity and open learning environments; Auditing classes and open learning systems. The gut reaction of many technologists to such issues in the past has been to suggest that the older policy/norm is hopelessly out-of-date, but I disagree – I’m with Ed, these things have to be studied carefully and a balance point must be found between existing policies and present and future practice.
continues to impress with a very personal story that looks into copyright, plagiarism, and art: Something Borrowed in the New Yorker.
with Jeff Tweedy is great: Music Is Not a Loaf of Bread.
WN: You don’t agree with the argument that file sharing hurts musicians’ ability to earn a living?
Tweedy: I don’t believe every download is a lost sale.
WN: What if the efforts to stop unauthorized music file sharing are successful? How would that change culture?
Tweedy: If they succeed, it will damage the culture and industry they say they’re trying to save.
between politics and geography interesting you’ll want to take a look at Robert David Sullivan’s Beyond Red and Blue, a geographic analysis that posits 10 regions of the US, distinct demographically and in terms of their voting history. You’ll also be interested in his analysis of the 2004 election results.