Archive for September, 2013

Duolingo and me

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Duolingo has always been an interesting one among education startups. It didn’t embroil itself in any debate about pedagogy; it didn’t say it was going to revolutionize education. All it was was a website, and later an iPhone app, and after that a cross-platform app that promised to help you a learn a language for […]

Phonebloks and the deeper messaging of sustainability

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Something just blew up on my Tumblr dashboard. This: Phonebloks. The video was posted onto YouTube on Sep 10, 2013 and it is currently the evening of Sep 11, 2013 with 2.6 million views. I first noticed it after it circulated many times on my Tumblr dashboard (90,000 notes currently). It is so popular that […]

What do I do with all this data

Monday, September 9th, 2013

This isn’t actually a post; more a question I’m thinking through and asking others for any tips on. So I have a ton of data (short observations I’ve gathered in my ubiquitous text capture system). An item or observation is usually a sentence separated from the next item by a blank line. It’s all in […]

Vita in the Living Room

Monday, September 9th, 2013

This is one of the most unexpected but happy (at least, for me) news in a while. Sony isn’t quite the market-leading innovator these days, and here they are making a fantastic multilevel move that should make everyone happy. It is supposedly Japan-only for now, but come on Sony, how could you not? One of […]

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