2020 media log

Trying to track major media consumption throughout the year. I’ve done this for a few years now, but it’s kind of a chore. Anyway. Here’s most of the media I consumed in 2020.1 ...

December 31, 2020 · 4 min

2019 media log

I didn’t really track my media consumption in 2019 - most of this was pulled together from watch history in various platforms, and from memory. So, likely huge gaps in there. My non-work reading was pretty sci-fi focused - I need to branch out a bit there, maybe after book 9 of Expanse comes out… Anyway. Here’s most of the media I consumed in 2019. ...

December 21, 2019 · 5 min

technopoly

New technologies alter the structure of our interests: the things we think about. They alter the character of our symbols: the things we think with. And they alter the nature of community: the arena in which thoughts develop. Neil Postman, Technopoly, 1992

September 5, 2008 · 1 min

hammers and nails

To a man with a pencil, everything looks like a list. To a man with a camera, everything looks like an image. To a man with a computer, everything looks like data. And to a man with a grade sheet, everything looks like a number. Neil Postman, Technopoly, 1992.

September 5, 2008 · 1 min

the postman delivers

My copy of Postman and Weingartner's Teaching as a Subversive Activity was delivered in the mail today, thanks to the speedy Amazon.com shipping system. It's got a fresh, blank Page 61 and I'm looking forward to having it filled up. I also picked up a copy of Technopoly. I decided to not go ahead and buy the other dozen books in my shopping cart in an effort to avoid credit-card-related domestic difficulties....

August 27, 2008 · 1 min

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, etc... for classrooms

My copy of Will's book "Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms" just came in. Looks like it's going to be a pretty good read, providing the perspective of an in-the-trenches teacher, rather than just the geek echochamber I usually expose myself to... The book is definitely on top of my nonfiction reading list (my fiction reading, on the bus ride commute, is currently another Gregory Benford book I'm deliberately reading out of sequence....

April 26, 2006 · 1 min

O'reilly Safari Subscription at U of C!

I just went to sign into my safari.oreilly.com account, and it was doing something odd... It somehow identified me as "University of Calgary", and was offering the entire catalog for me to read! Wow. What an awesome thing! I assume our library bought a campus-wide license (and the safari website must be detecting my IP domain), or, perhaps this is available for all campuses now? Regardless, very cool! 1165 technology books available at my desktop....

February 3, 2005 · 1 min