Technology

Illiterate But Technically Literate?

This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves. The specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to… Read More »Illiterate But Technically Literate?

Old School Re-Defined

The term “old school” was observed in no less than three Twitter chat sessions in the past few weeks. Research shows that it also appears regularly in personal blog posts as well as scholarly journals. In most cases it is apparent that people generally agree on the definition of this term, but its use is varied based on the source of the comments. Most dictionary definitions of old school acknowledge that it refers to things… Read More »Old School Re-Defined

Job Seeker Crap Filters

It is hard being a job seeker in today’s economy. With all of the technological advantages we have today one would assume that nobody could get lost. We should be able to turn on some sort of cyber-jobs-GPS, plug in our destination and watch our career unfold on a high-resolution flat-screen display. However, the exact opposite is true. There is so much information available online it can be difficult to wade through it all. To… Read More »Job Seeker Crap Filters

Tea Leaves and Technology

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The centuries-old art of tasseography, or reading of tea leaves, is at risk of extinction. The mysteries of having someone with a psychic gift discover meaning in the remnants of a cup of tea has already been eroded by our instantly accessible media. A quick online search not only reveals the tea leaf patterns for anyone to interpret, but also gives instruction on how to prepare the cup of tea for a reading. A part… Read More »Tea Leaves and Technology

A Diary About My iExperiences Last Week

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If there is one lesson I tried to teach my kids it was that they should use the railroad crossing test before jumping into anything important: Stop! Look! Listen! I think that discussion fell on deaf ears most of the time, just as when my father taught me how to teach it. Dad was right. If I allow my impulsive side to take over there is no telling where I would go. Some aspect of… Read More »A Diary About My iExperiences Last Week