How to Tap IT’s Hidden Potential – WSJ.com

Good article worth a few minutes here.   Likes: The article focuses in on the competitive necessity and opportunity to leverage technology to create value in your business  It reads a bit like "IT Leadership 101", but sometimes what seems like common sense is not always common.  The article has strong tones of "business and IT…

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Microsoft to give out development tools to students | Markets | Markets News | Reuters

Historically, Microsoft’s free development tool software program for students has been controlled by computer science departments.  This has probably been one of multiple reasons that comp sci students have disproportionately taken advantage of Microsoft’s previous free software program for students.  Now, there’s a new program, called DreamSpark, that seems like it will reduce the administrative…

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When information is not scarce, what does it mean to know?

Another very interesting video here from the folks at Kansas State University that did the Academia 2.0 post and initial response.  (BTW, the first video on the linked page IS the Academia 2.0 video, so be sure scroll down to the second video.)  Similar to the first video, this additional one raises huge and important questions about…

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» The next big thing: User-contributed metadata … and More…

Kind of a “roundup” post.  First, this user-contributed metadata business.  More the evolution of loyalty cards than of user-contributed media online, I think.  . The next big thing: User-contributed metadata | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com .  Will we see it go the other way — with professionally published media voluntarily exchanged for metadata to support…

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More on the rise of the Cyborg

Technorati Tags: Cyborg If you found this post on the "hive mind" intriguing, you may also find Clive’s Thompson’s article in Wired, Your Outboard Brain Knows All, to be worth a few minutes.  It’s a different angle on the same fundamental topic: the human experience in a world of exploding information growth.   Thanks to Bernardc…

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Academia 2.0? The reponse to A Vision of Students Today

Technorati Tags: Adaptive , User Experience , Computing is a liberal art , knowledge , academia 2.0 Walter Stier posted a link to an interesting video made by a Kansas State cultural anthropology class on what it’s like to be a college student today.  In case you missed the “response” video from the same creators,…

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Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 3: Strategies for Reinforcing Loops and the Hive Mind

Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg Here’s a conundrum: if knowledge is personal, how do I benefit from what you "know"?  One, if you help me learn you can reduce the transaction costs for…

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Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 2: Knowledge is personal

Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg In the natural world, few (if any) things grow without limits.  In the case of information volume, one of those limits may be our ability to turn information…

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Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 1: Education Inflation

Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg Education Inflation  Most of us are familiar with the rising cost of education/tuition (at least for those of us in the US).  Yes, it’s an uncomfortable reality, but…

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