Monthly Archives: January 2012

Online Learning Outperforms Face-to-face Learning

Is online learning as effective as face-to-face education? I’ve been reading some studies and survey assessments. The studies show online learning is at least as good, and in marny cases outperforms traditional face-to-face learning, as shown in a report referenced … Continue reading

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TV was this kind of box that people watched before they had computers

Thought for the day: “TV was this kind of box that people watched before they had computers.” Something to think about while watching … Jim Carrey is Rocky Balboa – YouTube. Tweet

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Ted Cruz says Stop SOPA

Ted Cruz, candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, joins the effort to STOP SOPA: We can all agree that stealing intellectual property online or elsewhere is wrong, but SOPA and Protect IP bills are the wrong solutions to stop it. … Continue reading

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Senate Republicans move to stop SOPA twin PIPA

SOPA is not only DOA in the House, but Senate Republicans are now set to block it in Senate. From Senator Cornyn: U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined Sens. Grassley (R-IA), Hatch (R-UT), … Continue reading

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Ding, Dong – The SOPA witch is dead (for now)

RedState reports a Hill story saying SOPA is dead in the GOP House: The President went mushy on SOPA, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats decided to push forward, but Eric Cantor, Darrell Issa, and House Republicans want to kill the … Continue reading

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SOPA is the Obamacare of the tech industry

I think I found a way to explain to my anti-Obama conservative friends how bad SOPA is while explaining to my Tech friends in a tizzy over SOPA how bad Obamacare is: SOPA is the Obamacare of the technology and … Continue reading

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Application Development Landscape for 2012

The Application Development Landscape – 2012 and beyond – a summary of the trends in computing and applications from a very high / macro level: PaaS, Saas and cloud computing; move to continuous deployment (DevOps); PaaS becomes “new OS for … Continue reading

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Compassionate Conservatism = Social Entrepreneurship

This thought was inspired by reading Evan Baehr on compassionate conservatism. It’s clear that the compassionate conservatism of the Bush Presidency has become discredited amongst ‘real’ conservatives, who saw only more Big Government in it.  Evan walks through a history … Continue reading

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Defining Coworking

I’ve been looking into co-working spaces in Austin – there’s Conjunctured, Co-Space and Co-create to choose from –  and via conjunctured found this: Redefining Coworking by Dusty Reagan. He asserts that co-working is a verb: “If you’re working and socializing, … Continue reading

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What’s an Entrepreneur?

Inc. magazine has an answer to the question What’s an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever was conceived 37 years ago by HBS professor Howard Stevenson: Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. Of course, one … Continue reading

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