Now with PRISM shared CC by -Curly- The scope of revelations concerning online spying by government agencies grows with every passing day. Whether or not these allegations come as a surprise to you, it’s clear these practices raise some very complex and troubling questions concerning the state of human rights, of our democracies, of the […]Read more "Narrow-minded questions concerning online privacy…"
I forget my exact motivations for signing up for a LinkedIn account, I’m not even sure when I did it. I dimly recall expecting a fairly straightforward “business card” type service, with some social networking goodies layered on. Facebook for grownups. And given my profession I generally feel somehow obligated to try these services out. […]Read more "Fear and anxiety on the like/retweet web"
Boring site update: after I noted my intention to nuke my website in order to save it, I received a number of friendly tips and offers. Thanks to Zack (who alerted me to the problem), Clint (who suggested I may have been hit by a Pharmahack), Alan, D’Arcy and Jim. Pat Lockley seemed confident that […]Read more "Is this Abject enough?"
ECC sighted at Boblo Office Building by Tony Lafferty on Flickr “I’m sorry to say that this is likely only the first of many uses of “Open Education” by a company that appears to have very little or nothing to do with promoting open education. Darn.” — David Wiley, “Openwashing – the new Greenwashing“ Also […]Read more "Open — it ain’t what it used to be…"
The quiet in this space has not been due to a lack of notable activity in my life. Sadly, I don’t think I can share much of it right now. But I bet Abject readers — the true, the bold, the weak and the chatty — will discern where I am at by these two […]Read more "Dreamin’ dream dream dream"