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Apple sits comfortably at the intersection of art and technology. It’s not a forced strategy. It’s part of their DNA. This ad illustrates that point so well.


Apple sits comfortably at the intersection of art and technology. It’s not a forced strategy. It’s part of their DNA. This ad illustrates that point so well.


This is a nice take on how to think in innovative ways. It starts by setting aside what you know (or think you know) and seeing things with fresh eyes.

How are entrepreneurs able to create new companies and inventors capable of bringing new products to market? It’s because they avoid accepting the way things are in their industry and instead see what might be. It’s because they have shoshin, buy or, side effects "beginner’s mind."

via How Your Own Expertise Is Holding You Back | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Apple sits comfortably at the intersection of art and technology. It’s not a forced strategy. It’s part of their DNA. This ad illustrates that point so well.


This is a nice take on how to think in innovative ways. It starts by setting aside what you know (or think you know) and seeing things with fresh eyes.

How are entrepreneurs able to create new companies and inventors capable of bringing new products to market? It’s because they avoid accepting the way things are in their industry and instead see what might be. It’s because they have shoshin, buy or, side effects "beginner’s mind."

via How Your Own Expertise Is Holding You Back | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Educause is an international organization that connects information technology professionals in education. In February, sick I was at an Educause conference focused on teaching and learning and they asked to interview me about my thoughts on MOOCs. That a clip of that recording is going to be a part of a free online webinar on July 30-August 1 about the ways that IT is shaping education. The middle day will focus on teaching and learning topics, rehabilitation so I’ll try to catch that session.

Here is the video. It’s under 4 minutes. I make a short appearance around the 2:02 mark.

MOOCs and Beyond from EDUCAUSE on Vimeo.

Apple sits comfortably at the intersection of art and technology. It’s not a forced strategy. It’s part of their DNA. This ad illustrates that point so well.


This is a nice take on how to think in innovative ways. It starts by setting aside what you know (or think you know) and seeing things with fresh eyes.

How are entrepreneurs able to create new companies and inventors capable of bringing new products to market? It’s because they avoid accepting the way things are in their industry and instead see what might be. It’s because they have shoshin, buy or, side effects "beginner’s mind."

via How Your Own Expertise Is Holding You Back | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Educause is an international organization that connects information technology professionals in education. In February, sick I was at an Educause conference focused on teaching and learning and they asked to interview me about my thoughts on MOOCs. That a clip of that recording is going to be a part of a free online webinar on July 30-August 1 about the ways that IT is shaping education. The middle day will focus on teaching and learning topics, rehabilitation so I’ll try to catch that session.

Here is the video. It’s under 4 minutes. I make a short appearance around the 2:02 mark.

MOOCs and Beyond from EDUCAUSE on Vimeo.

Educause is an international organization that con information technology in education. In February, cialis sale I was at an Educause conference focused on teaching and learning and they asked to interview me about my thoughts on MOOCs. That a clip of that recording is going to be a part of a free online webinar on July 30-August 1 about the ways that IT is shaping education. The middle day will focus on teaching and learning topics, illness so I’ll try to catch that session.

Here is the video. It’s under 4 minutes. I make a short appearance around the 2:02 mark.

MOOCs and Beyond from EDUCAUSE on Vimeo.

Apple sits comfortably at the intersection of art and technology. It’s not a forced strategy. It’s part of their DNA. This ad illustrates that point so well.


This is a nice take on how to think in innovative ways. It starts by setting aside what you know (or think you know) and seeing things with fresh eyes.

How are entrepreneurs able to create new companies and inventors capable of bringing new products to market? It’s because they avoid accepting the way things are in their industry and instead see what might be. It’s because they have shoshin, buy or, side effects "beginner’s mind."

via How Your Own Expertise Is Holding You Back | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Educause is an international organization that connects information technology professionals in education. In February, sick I was at an Educause conference focused on teaching and learning and they asked to interview me about my thoughts on MOOCs. That a clip of that recording is going to be a part of a free online webinar on July 30-August 1 about the ways that IT is shaping education. The middle day will focus on teaching and learning topics, rehabilitation so I’ll try to catch that session.

Here is the video. It’s under 4 minutes. I make a short appearance around the 2:02 mark.

MOOCs and Beyond from EDUCAUSE on Vimeo.

Educause is an international organization that con information technology in education. In February, cialis sale I was at an Educause conference focused on teaching and learning and they asked to interview me about my thoughts on MOOCs. That a clip of that recording is going to be a part of a free online webinar on July 30-August 1 about the ways that IT is shaping education. The middle day will focus on teaching and learning topics, illness so I’ll try to catch that session.

Here is the video. It’s under 4 minutes. I make a short appearance around the 2:02 mark.

MOOCs and Beyond from EDUCAUSE on Vimeo.

I just pre-ordered my Apple Watch. I wasn’t always certain I would get one, hepatitis but the decision became easier in the last few weeks despite articles advising people not to buy one or at least not to buy the first one. Here are my reasons.

First, I need a new watch. I’ve always been pretty hard on watches. Most haven’t lasted more than a year or two, which was convenient for people looking to buy me a birthday/Christmas present. My last watch lasted about 7-8 years, but died about six months ago. I haven’t worn a watch since then. I’ve been using my phone to check the time (like many people in their teens-30’s do these days). However, that can be distracting when I’m in one meeting and need to make sure I don’t miss my next one.

Second, Information Technology is my career. It’s important for me to keep an eye on new technologies. I’m looking forward to seeing what kinds of new applications people will create for this new platform. Besides, curiosity is one of my major motivations in life. I want to explore the possibilities.

Third, it’s Apple. I’ve been using Apple products since the 80’s. They aren’t always the cheapest or fastest or most customizable systems, but they always seem to win out on user experience. That’s what I’m after – a reliable, enjoyable experience. I went through several Palm Pilots and Windows CE PDA’s as well as several cell phones before the iPhone came out. None of the previous devices were satisfactory. When I got my first iPhone, I fell in love.

So what did I buy? The 38mm Apple Watch Sport with a black band.
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I bought the 38mm size because my wrists aren’t big and my eyesight is pretty good. The larger 42mm version would probably look and feel out of place. It’s a watch, aesthetics are important. I got the sport version because I like to work out and occasionally get rained on when walking to meetings at work. The black band should look good at work or at home.

I also got Apple Care, which extends the warranty to two years and includes two repairs for accidental damage. This is the first version of the watch to be released, so I expect there to be design flaws and damage through normal wear.

I’m not concerned about a newer, better, faster, lighter version with a longer battery life coming out a year after the first Apple Watch is released. I’m counting on that. It’s also the reason that I’m getting the cheapest model. If the pattern follows my experience with iPhones and iPads, I’ll get the first version and then probably wait to get the third generation one so I can experience a bigger jump in features and design.

I’m also not concerned about what the Apple Watch can do on its own. It will be another device in my personal digital ecosystem that will connect me to my other devices, systems, and data.

I’m also not concerned about the kind of backlash that was experienced with users of Google Glass. We are primates and we respond strongly to faces. There is something upsetting about the look of a device worn on your head, which is why I don’t like seeing people with a bluetooth headset stuck in their ear all day. With Google Glass, the one-eyed nature of the design created an asymmetrical look that made me think twice about getting one. If it had covered both eyes, then it would have at least looked better. In contrast, watches have been around for more than a century. I’ve seen people with Android watches and Pebble watches. I don’t have a negative reaction to those – it just seems like the next step in design.

So there you have it. I’m sure I will love the Apple Watch, despite the limitations of a first generation design.
Apple sits comfortably at the intersection of art and technology. It’s not a forced strategy. It’s part of their DNA. This ad illustrates that point so well.


This is a nice take on how to think in innovative ways. It starts by setting aside what you know (or think you know) and seeing things with fresh eyes.

How are entrepreneurs able to create new companies and inventors capable of bringing new products to market? It’s because they avoid accepting the way things are in their industry and instead see what might be. It’s because they have shoshin, buy or, side effects "beginner’s mind."

via How Your Own Expertise Is Holding You Back | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Educause is an international organization that connects information technology professionals in education. In February, sick I was at an Educause conference focused on teaching and learning and they asked to interview me about my thoughts on MOOCs. That a clip of that recording is going to be a part of a free online webinar on July 30-August 1 about the ways that IT is shaping education. The middle day will focus on teaching and learning topics, rehabilitation so I’ll try to catch that session.

Here is the video. It’s under 4 minutes. I make a short appearance around the 2:02 mark.

MOOCs and Beyond from EDUCAUSE on Vimeo.

Educause is an international organization that con information technology in education. In February, cialis sale I was at an Educause conference focused on teaching and learning and they asked to interview me about my thoughts on MOOCs. That a clip of that recording is going to be a part of a free online webinar on July 30-August 1 about the ways that IT is shaping education. The middle day will focus on teaching and learning topics, illness so I’ll try to catch that session.

Here is the video. It’s under 4 minutes. I make a short appearance around the 2:02 mark.

MOOCs and Beyond from EDUCAUSE on Vimeo.

I just pre-ordered my Apple Watch. I wasn’t always certain I would get one, hepatitis but the decision became easier in the last few weeks despite articles advising people not to buy one or at least not to buy the first one. Here are my reasons.

First, I need a new watch. I’ve always been pretty hard on watches. Most haven’t lasted more than a year or two, which was convenient for people looking to buy me a birthday/Christmas present. My last watch lasted about 7-8 years, but died about six months ago. I haven’t worn a watch since then. I’ve been using my phone to check the time (like many people in their teens-30’s do these days). However, that can be distracting when I’m in one meeting and need to make sure I don’t miss my next one.

Second, Information Technology is my career. It’s important for me to keep an eye on new technologies. I’m looking forward to seeing what kinds of new applications people will create for this new platform. Besides, curiosity is one of my major motivations in life. I want to explore the possibilities.

Third, it’s Apple. I’ve been using Apple products since the 80’s. They aren’t always the cheapest or fastest or most customizable systems, but they always seem to win out on user experience. That’s what I’m after – a reliable, enjoyable experience. I went through several Palm Pilots and Windows CE PDA’s as well as several cell phones before the iPhone came out. None of the previous devices were satisfactory. When I got my first iPhone, I fell in love.

So what did I buy? The 38mm Apple Watch Sport with a black band.
Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 12.39.45 PM

I bought the 38mm size because my wrists aren’t big and my eyesight is pretty good. The larger 42mm version would probably look and feel out of place. It’s a watch, aesthetics are important. I got the sport version because I like to work out and occasionally get rained on when walking to meetings at work. The black band should look good at work or at home.

I also got Apple Care, which extends the warranty to two years and includes two repairs for accidental damage. This is the first version of the watch to be released, so I expect there to be design flaws and damage through normal wear.

I’m not concerned about a newer, better, faster, lighter version with a longer battery life coming out a year after the first Apple Watch is released. I’m counting on that. It’s also the reason that I’m getting the cheapest model. If the pattern follows my experience with iPhones and iPads, I’ll get the first version and then probably wait to get the third generation one so I can experience a bigger jump in features and design.

I’m also not concerned about what the Apple Watch can do on its own. It will be another device in my personal digital ecosystem that will connect me to my other devices, systems, and data.

I’m also not concerned about the kind of backlash that was experienced with users of Google Glass. We are primates and we respond strongly to faces. There is something upsetting about the look of a device worn on your head, which is why I don’t like seeing people with a bluetooth headset stuck in their ear all day. With Google Glass, the one-eyed nature of the design created an asymmetrical look that made me think twice about getting one. If it had covered both eyes, then it would have at least looked better. In contrast, watches have been around for more than a century. I’ve seen people with Android watches and Pebble watches. I don’t have a negative reaction to those – it just seems like the next step in design.

So there you have it. I’m sure I will love the Apple Watch, despite the limitations of a first generation design.
Today, viagra dosage Google is celebrating the 151st birthday of Debussy with a special Google Doodle. I’m not a musician. I’m not an artist. But I know beauty when I see it. Well done Google!

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