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MAY 8, 2012 Experts and Empowerment
We all, as David Wiley writes , want to empower learners. While we read a great deal these days about education as job training and workforce readiness, what we really want to be able to do is to enable each person to make his or her way in the world, to pursue their own good in their own way. And the entirety of music theory.
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MAY 8, 2012 Newly de-classified diseases
The DSM — the psychiatric tome that lists diagnosable (and thus billable) disorders — is being overhauled. Famously, in an earlier edition, homosexuality stopped being counted as a disease. Wikiperfectionism: Sufferers engage in pitched battles over small questions to which there is no conceivable right answer. It’s true, my dawg
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DAN PINK Can you launch a startup with just 100 bucks?
| TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
Later this month, Facebook is planning a ninety billion dollar IPO. Let’s write out that number so we glimpse its enormity: $90,000,000,000. Chris Guilliebeau thinks Facebook is cool. But he urges the rest of us to concentrate on a smaller number: a hundred bucks. Let’s write out that one, too. It’s a lot more manageable. MORE >>
ANDY MCAFEE “FLOPS are not Intelligence” The Type Error of the Singularity
| TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
In my last post, which recapped a fascinating lunch I had with a bunch of economists and AI researchers at MIT, I wrote. Computers are getting bigger and faster, but not ‘smarter’ in any human sense of the word. Artificial intelligence bears very little relationship to the human variety, and the two are not going to merge. MORE >>
- Reserve your seat for my next webinar: In conversation with Jay Cross
I'll be talking with Jay Cross on Wednesday 23 May on how "Social business takes social learning". Find out more about this webinar HERE as well as how to reserve your place and leave your own questions for Jay in advance of the webinar MORE >>
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