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David Jennings
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The genius of not over-complicating connections CCK11
davidjennings, Library of Aethers, Mar 10, 2011
I’m some way behind the times here, but I only recently got round to reading Zadie Smith’s review of The Social Network. When I did, this passage jumped out at me: The striking thing about the real Zuckerberg, in video and in print, is the relative banality of his ideas concerning the “Why” of Facebook. [...] 2011-03-10T17:42:31 [Comment]

The genius on not over-complicating connections CCK11
davidjennings, Library of Aethers, Mar 10, 2011
I’m some way behind the times here, but I only recently got round to reading Zadie Smith’s review of The Social Network. When I did, this passage jumped out at me: The striking thing about the real Zuckerberg, in video and in print, is the relative banality of his ideas concerning the “Why” of Facebook. [...] 2011-03-10T17:42:31 [Comment]

Arguing for the end of formal schools and universities CCK11
davidjennings, Library of Aethers, Feb 09, 2011
In the elluminate session this evening, Neil Selwyn said he was shocked by how many educational technologists argue for the end of formal schools and universities — when so many people in the world are clamouring for access to this kind of learning — especially when the educational technologists themselves have benefited from formal education. [...] 2011-02-09T21:32:23 [Comment]

Multitudinously scratched in all directions CCK11
davidjennings, Library of Aethers, Feb 03, 2011
From the beginning of Chapter 27 of George Eliot’s Middlemarch (taken from Project Gutenberg version): An eminent philosopher among my friends, who can dignify even your ugly furniture by lifting it into the serene light of science, has shown me this pregnant little fact. Your pier-glass or extensive surface of polished steel made to be [...] 2011-02-03T16:24:31 [Comment]

Playing with schemas CCK11
davidjennings, Library of Aethers, Feb 03, 2011
Not quite sure what this connects to yet, but had a tiny a-ha moment this morning during my son’s breakfast routine. He’s 2½ and very preoccupied with his independence. In order to get him through the routines at the start and end of the day, we’ve had to make those routines very… routine: there’s a [...] 2011-02-03T16:05:00 [Comment]

Slow starter, some connections #CCK11
davidjennings, Library of Aethers, Jan 31, 2011
I started the course four days late, and I’ve been using that as an excuse to go into catch-up/passive mode. That means being a vessel waiting to be filled up, just reading the readings and listening in on the live sessions. Which is very comfortable, but — I realise — not in keeping with the [...] 2011-01-28T16:38:39 [Comment]


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