Sunday, December 11, 2011

Quick Take-out from the Drive-thru

"It is true that technology can be dirty. It is true that technology itself isn't going to fix our problems. Technology really isn't a "tool" anymore. Technology is a context. Context produces culture. This happened before back at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. The context of industry produced all sorts of pollutions and evils; it also produced the medical revolution and eventually gave lift to the social mobility of the lower and middle classes to attend colleges and universities. In the end, it was the decisions people made that -- both for much better and much worse -- shaped the century that was."  -- Shelly Blake-Plock

"Take-out" by permission of americanvirus
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up way too much space. -- Anonymous

When I look at my kids, I’m hoping to see entrepreneurs, ready to create and add value and be able to create a living on their guile and grit and passion. Not sure I see that yet. Hoping their mom and I will rub off on them.  But, their schools helpin’ them with that? Uh…notsomuch. They’re preparing them to work for someone else. After all, that’s what they do in class.
Will Richardson

I tend to think that the future of computing devices will be BYOD — Bring Your Own Device. It’ll be that way for businesses. It’ll be that way for schools . . . . But if that’s the case, then schools are going to have to look for digital content that is available across platform. That could mean looking for DRM-free resources, or at least for resources that aren’t restricted to one particular platform or file format. That could mean turning to Web apps over native apps." Audrey Watters
"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." John Cotton Dana

“The question that gets asked about technology, the one that is almost always precisely the wrong question is, “How does this advance help our business?  The correct question is, “how does this advance undermine our business model and require us/enable us to build a new one?”  Seth Godin

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