Category Archives: Technology

Computing at E.R. Schools

I asked Elk Rapids Schools Superintendent to comment on my recent ‘digital education’ posting. Here is his reply. We do have one on one computing at CMS [Cherryland Middle School]. However, the students do not take the computers home. We … Continue reading

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The world of ‘digital education’

… it’s different in the schools [superintendent Mark] Edwards runs in Mooresville, N.C. Three years ago, the district began giving laptops to every student and teacher from high school down to fourth grade, some 5,000 computers in all. While computers … Continue reading

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How (not so much, What) do we know?

Ya know? Today, isolating what we can know from mere noise is becoming the essential art of the educated: the skill, amid our convoluted and cacophonous digital-global conversation, to resolve for ourselves what so many gatekeepers of truth once resolved … Continue reading

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FB withdrawal?

I am now on Day 3 without a Facebook account. What I thought might be feelings of significant loss or “What do I do with my typing and mouse fingers?” has not come to pass. The sun sets. The sun … Continue reading

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Targeted advertising online

Here’s a good example of how targeted advertising works on the Internet. As part of my research for a blog posting, I used a search engine to look at relevant photos. One I looked at was a T-shirt with the … Continue reading

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Retro styling comes to computing

Ah, the good old days The new Commodore 64, which will begin shipping at the end of the month, has been souped-up for the modern age. It comes with 1.8 gigahertz dual processors, an optional Blu-ray player and built-in ethernet … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the lab

Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are planning to announce Wednesday that they have found a suspicious bump in their data that could be evidence of a new elementary particle or even, some say, a new force of nature.  … Continue reading

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