Monthly Archives: August 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of YA reading in anticipation of an upcoming class, and one thing I’ve been struck by is how depressing it all is. Death, depression, drugs, suicide, pregnancy — these kids have truly horrible lives. In … Continue reading

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Larry Sanger interview

Slate has an interview up with Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger (and editor -in-chief of rival encyclopedia site Citizendium) This part particularly resonated with me: Wikipedia has finally awakened in people an understanding that even carefully edited resources can frequently be … Continue reading

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Personas – or who are you?

I was playing with Personas this morning a gadget from the MIT Media Lab. You give it your name, and, according to the site it “scours the web for information and attempts to characterize the person – to fit them … Continue reading

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That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive – … Continue reading

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Plagiarism connundrum

Lines on Plagiarism Blur for Students in the Digital Age – NYTimes.com How to deal with this one? It’s not that these kids don’t know any better, but even when you explain it to them, they just don’t care. At … Continue reading

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