some more grist for the elearning revolution skeptics https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/style/digital-divide-screens-schools.html
"seriously, the guy has a point"
Frankly this is good commentary on "Charging Bull" v. "Fearless Girl". It would be easy to position this as capitalism v. feminism, but that's very much not what it is.
this is nice. it won't last long. welcome back, students :-) http://www.speedtest.net/result/5930700475
Social mediating https://reclaimsocial.net/2016/12/24/social-mediating
Any new upstart social network will have the feel of "improved quality of discussion" when it starts; it's largely selection bias. The technical capabilities of a platform certainly inform its social structure, but I tend to believe that the overwhelming majority of what causes social unrest is simply the people who use the platform.
And… vacation mode engaged until Jan. 2. #feelsgoodman
The Buckminster Fuller quote seems to fit here -
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
referenced by @Downes http://www.downes.ca/presentation/467 Ian McGilchrist says this too.
I think if there's one thing everyone can do to combat oppression, it's this:
Always ask why.
Even if you can't do it aloud, question silently.
Oppression thrives on people not questioning the status quo. It feeds on "that's just how things are", on appeals to authority, on ignorance.
Question everything, especially the norm. Encourage others to do the same if you can.
And above all, always question hate.
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