27 septembre 2018

The Future is Now

The Future is Now
Good set of tech predictions. Most interesting is the ietm about the iPod - Apple has really outflanked Microsoft with a slim, portable device that doesn't cater to the Windows proprietary music format. More...

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What the Net Did Next

What the Net Did Next
The father of the internet, Vint Cerf, projects the use of Internet Protocol for all forms of communication, beginning with the telephone system. More...

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2003 in Review: DRM Technology

2003 in Review: DRM Technology
Good summary of the current state of digital rights management (DRM) technology with a look forward to the future. After a year that characterized a few tentative steps forward (and a lot of file sharing) the author expects DRM in person to person (P2P) networks next year. More...

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The Edinburgh Scenarios

QThe Edinburgh Scenarios
Some interesting content now posted on the Learning Circuits blog outlining four scenarios describing e-learning in the next decade. This is all in preparation for an event launched by Scottish Enterprise and Global Business Network, who have been asking experts about eLearning for their projectsions. More...

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Offering a more progressive definition of freedom

Offering a more progressive definition of freedom
Jason Kottke, kottke.org, 2018/08/30
A little off-topic but I like this. "Clean drinking water is freedom. Good public education is freedom. Universal healthcare is freedom. Fair wages are freedom. Policing by consent is freedom. Gun control is freedom. Fighting climate change is freedom. A non-punitive criminal justice system is freedom. Affirmative action is freedom. Decriminalizing poverty is freedom. Easy & secure voting is freedom. This is an idea of freedom I can get behind." More...

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The Sixth “R” of Open Educational Resources

The Sixth “R” of Open Educational Resources
Chris Aldrich, Musings of a Modern Day Cyberneticist, 2018/08/30
You have to read to the bottom of the article to find out that the sixth R is "Request update." Chris Aldrich writes, "OER is an incredibly powerful concept already, but could be even more so with the ability to push new updates or at least notifications of them back to the original." It's worth noting that systems like Wikipedia and GitHub have both enabled this feature, and it makes them more valuable. More...

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The world is a terrible place right now, and that’s largely because it is what we make it.

The world is a terrible place right now, and that’s largely because it is what we make it.
Wil Wheaton, Wil Wheaton dot Net, 2018/08/30
Wil Wheaton has quit the tire-fire we call Twitter and now, because of an abusive reception, he has quite Mastodon as well and has sworn of social media altogether. Leo Laporte of TWiT has also signed off Twitter. I think Wheaton sums up the problem nicely. More...

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Google Titan Security Key Review: Two Great Keys For The Price Of One

Google Titan Security Key Review: Two Great Keys For The Price Of One
Cameron Summerson, ReviewGeek, 2018/08/30
Everyone will have security keys of one sort or another shortly. I've written before about the Yubi key. This post reviews Google's answer to (and some would say rip-off of) the Yubi. "When you sign into an account that’s protected by a security key, you’ll have to insert it into your device (or pair over Bluetooth) and press the button. More...

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A manifesto for reproducible science

A manifesto for reproducible science
Marcus Munafò, Wonkhe, 2018/08/30
This article summarizes the points made by a longer article of the same title published in Nature. It alludes to the previously discovered 'reproducibility crisis' in science, and calls for a series of measures to ensure scientific and (especially) statistical rigour and respectability. More...

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Topics in Distributed Ledger Technology

Topics in Distributed Ledger Technology
Stephen Downes, Aug 30, 2018, In-house Workshop, Ottawa, Ontario. More...

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