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@robertwgehl I was thinking more about class participation this evening, and remembered a article on library signage: the important take away was that students don't want to be caught reading signs — that's not cool! I think this is part of the dampening effect of widespread anti-intellectual culture and I think it can be seen in class participation and often in group work, where often the loudest voice dominates the sanctioning of ideas.
Stats are down. How do we justify our service roles? Where's the trust? It seems market fundamentalists & austerity mongers are obsessed with/afraid of the (non) issue of the free rider problem and seem to have an insatiable need to prove institutions and/or spending for the public good is wasteful. It is incredibly counter-productive.
DRM = Digital Rights Management (digital locking technologies that restrict what you can do with a given digital artifact)
RIP Barnes & Noble, murdered by executive bullshit
„Good theory helps people steer to good decisions—not just in business, but in life, too”
“In our experience, too many people who speak of “disruption” have not read a serious book or article on the subject. Too frequently, they use the term loosely to invoke the concept of innovation in support of whatever it is they wish to do. Many researchers, writers, and consultants use “disruptive innovation” to describe any situation in which an industry is shaken up and previously successful incumbents stumble. But that’s much too broad a usage.” https://hbr.org/2015/12/what-is-disruptive-innovation
Some things that have quietly disappeared from the American public:
Public phones/phone booths/payphones
Municipality-own Civic Centers (event venues/forums)
Clocks in public buildings (seem to be next)
In my city/town public art, esp. murals are slowly disappearing.
This month's issue of Wired has a really great treatment on the issue of free speech online. Even-handed and thought-provoking. It's worth just picking up an issue so you can read each article in context.
If you don't want to, though, you can just read Zeynep Tufekci's cover story, which is brilliant as always: https://www.wired.com/story/free-speech-issue-tech-turmoil-new-censorship/
Please no more GLAM best practices webinars from people with adequate staffing, I want webinars on "How to survive late-stage capitalism while doing at least 2 jobs for the price of 1"
School teachers' and software engineers' pay should be swapped. Creating a responsible software engineer > creating any software.
Suggested serving sizes are a racket
Who, in the history of humanity, has ever eaten only 30 g of hummus?
Or only 4 egg rolls
Or less than the entire box of crackers in one sitting