Category: Disruptive Tech
Digital Native gives digital immigrant a "heads up."
Note: contains personal anecdote, but may be useful anyway. Also called “the millenials” that wacky group of folk about 29 or younger, are more connected than some Boomers like myself. I was using Gmail and I finally figured out how to use iChat. Then more time passed and I realized the little green dot meant…
New media is always disruptive.
I didn’t say that. Marshall McLuhan did. But it is something that is a hard lesson to grasp. The “1984” mash-up that puts Hillary Clinton in the “Big Brother” role, and the iPod carrying, screen smasher who represents a blow for freedom is wearing an “Obama” t-shirt. I found it and the brief discussion that…
Live Blogging gets systematic
Amy Gahran details how the Knight Center is deploying students at conference sessions to engage in “live blogging.” Things have come a long way since I first live blogged from Newsplex and discovered that it is better to synthesize than try and cover an event in its entirety. Also, it kind of indicates that conference…
Giant Zero Journalism
Via Amy Gahran in Poynter, I found this essay by Doc Searls on Ground Zero Journalism I will be posting a longer review and essay about this myself.
Countering cultural imperialism at home
Last night I was listening to Kot and DeRogatis‘ talking about a talented performer who is signed to a record label whose latest recording cannot be bought, at any cost. Instead, Tim Fite’s very political, satirical and musical album is free for anyone to download. Fite told Kot & DeRogatis that if he was making…
End of the year contemplation: the $100 laptop
Emerging technologies and their effect on society MIT’s Nicholas Negroponte has proposed and gone forward with his “$100 laptop” idea. Negroponte calls it the most important idea of his lifetime. It is about education, not the device itself. This link goes to a neat MIT site where you can watch the speech as a video…
Inside Higher Ed :: Easy Targets
Journalists, writers, teachers, students who want to write will find this a good read. Academics discuss the MLA convention and the rocky relationship between journalists and academic writer/scholars. Inside Higher Ed :: Easy Targets This summarizes their gripes but gives you something to think and even write about Shumway argued that “reporters who cover academics…
Top 10 tech trends for 2006
Another “top trends” listing. The discussion of Wi-Fi and Wi-Max is interesting. Here in Chicago, thecity and county have been holding hearings about municipal Wifi. There is an interesting project going on with a mesh network at the old Sears on the Westside. Vlogs will be big, video from the Big, big screen and from…
Slashdot | Podcasting Censored by Government
Podcasting, territoriality, and government media regulations have apparently clashed in Flanders. Slashdot | Podcasting Censored by Government bye for now
Area code 615
Blog Nashville is taking shape and it looks interesting. The sessions are taking shape and I think there will be content aplenty. Sybril Bennett is the dynamic executive director of the New Century Journalism School which is playing host to the event. Sabril and I spent time at Newsplex, and I guess my work with…