Dr JuliaD Defense Party

January 23, 2008

That’s Greg McG, Dr JuliaD, LisaB, and me, doing martinis at the JuliaD Defense Party

Comments Off on Dr JuliaD Defense Party

Don’t forget your shovel. :: Dr. Clevergirl, PhD.

January 20, 2008

Jula D is now Dr. Clevergirl, PhD.! It was a great little celebration afterwards. JuliaD is my first student (from a grad course at OISE in 2002) to get a PhD. She says “Now I have to plan out the rest of my life. I guess.” Wonder what that will do.

Comments Off on Don’t forget your shovel. :: Dr. Clevergirl, PhD.

And then there is the Jhai PC

January 6, 2008
Tags: , , ,

JuliaD has a post about the JhaiPC which is doing from a bottom up perspective what the OLPC is doing from the top down. She and I have been following them for a while, her more than me, and it will be nice to compare the two projects. JhaiPC uses much more local input and […]

Comments Off on And then there is the Jhai PC

World development report 2007: development and the next generation

January 5, 2008
Tags: ,

JuliaD sent me this World development report 2007 : development and the next generation, Vol. 1 of 1 and told me to look at Chapter 8, page 188, and this is what I found. It is very interesting to see what the world bank has to say about ICTs, and you can see what this […]

Comments Off on World development report 2007: development and the next generation

OLPC struggles to realize ambitious vision – washingtonpost.com

December 21, 2007

This is a great little article on OLPC: OLPC struggles to realize ambitious vision – washingtonpost.com. It highlights what I’ve always thought was a flaw in the program: organizing the project through governments. I know there are many people working with governments who have vision and insight, JuliaD comes to mind, but in general the […]

2

Newsflash! LJ has been sold!

December 4, 2007

Don’t forget your shovel. :: Newsflash! LJ has been sold!: “The rumours have been swirling since the summer and the start of strikethrough. Now, mere days after LJ rolled out it’s new “Adult Content Flag” [dis]functionality, they have announced in LJ News that Six Apart Has Sold LJ.” see news: LiveJournal & SUP

Comments Off on Newsflash! LJ has been sold!

Move over Mac & PC… it’s OLPC time!

November 18, 2007

JuliaD says: Move over Mac & PC… it’s OLPC time!. This is a great little video. Reminds me of the truth of computers.

Comments Off on Move over Mac & PC… it’s OLPC time!

Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience

November 14, 2007

JuliaD just pointed me to this NYT article: Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience by david pogue that just makes things more interesting.

Comments Off on Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience

The Blog Readability Test.

November 9, 2007

Got this from Don’t forget your shovel. and So High School – a thaumaturgical compendium

2

The world on your desktop | Google Earth

September 11, 2007

JuliaD sent along The world on your desktop | Economist.com has some neat stuff about Google Earth and other similar tools: “It’s turning into a map of historical significance.” And they’re a little bit scary. And JuliaD’s brother wrote it!!! Of course I’m just submitting a funding proposal today that deals with google earth. Wish […]

1