Preamble soundtrack: Bat Hearse, “The Day Don McLean Died” One of the ways I’m a bad blogger is failing to post about the good stuff when it happens. Usually because the best moments are the hardest to get right, and I worry about seeming obnoxious in celebration, showing the right amount of gratitude, or trying […]Read more "The day that Don McLean died"
Today, in “blog posts that probably should have been a Tweet”… Reading Adam Johnson’s “People ‘Feel Unsafe’ Because Visible Poverty Is Everywhere” last night hit me hard, and I haven’t been able to shake it. A few key excerpts: Homelessness is used interchangeably with crime despite it not being one—beyond a social one inflicted upon […]Read more "When the wheels come off, inhumanity reigns"
Once upon blotted-out time, the abject must have been a magnetized pole of covetousness. But the ashes of oblivion now serve as a screen and reflect aversion, repugnance. The clean and proper (in the sense of incorporated and incorporable) becomes filthy, the sought-after turns into the banished, fascination into shame. Then, forgotten time crops up […]Read more "“a time of oblivion and thunder”"
There has been a mini-wave of “what’s it all about?” posts from some of my fave people in learning tech of late. Kicked off by Audrey Watters understandably reaching The End, fed by disheartening and disappointing developments, profit-seeking corporatism solidifies its grip on everything to do with technology in education. It gets harder to find […]Read more "A trailing edge technologies share-a-thon"
Last week, Bill 22 passed first reading in the British Columbia legislature. The bill purports to “strengthen access to information” (by introducing a fee for freedom of information requests) and “protect people’s privacy” (by weakening provisions such as data residency requirements which encourage the use of Canadian hosting). The bill has support from leaders in […]Read more "Just give up, I guess"