24 octobre 2018

Want Some Springsteen With That Big Mac?

Want Some Springsteen With That Big Mac?
This is getting mainstream, and I will soon stop covering further instance of this (though no doubt people will continue to question my take on this well into the next decade). McDonald's has made a deal with music distributor Sony where "those songs would then be offered to McDonald's patrons for free with the purchase of certain menu items, with customers receiving codes they can use online for the downloads." As I have been trying to say for a long time now, it's another case of content being used to sell a higher value product. More...

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The Guerra Scale

The Guerra Scale
You will notice, at the very bottom of the Guerra scale of levels of user experience, at the worst level possible, is PDF. So of course I'm going to cite this paper, no matter what else it says. More...

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What's Going On

What's Going On
I was going to link to the Strategy+Business item on Power Laws and complexity, but they wanted me to fill out a form demanding to know everything but blood type (which they probably have on file from Microsoft), so I decided to link to Jay Cross's discussion instead, which requires no registration and is probably more accurate. Anyhow, Jay gave me some lemons when he came to visit the other day. More...

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Confused on the Trail to the Learning Objects Summit

Confused on the Trail to the Learning Objects Summit
If you found the instructions on how to access the Learning Object Summit a little confusing (and to judge by my email, many did), then check the comments on this post. Basically, it's like this: if you intent to show up in person, please call ahead (that's so we know how many Tims to order (*)). More...

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PEI (Pigeon Enabled Internet) is FASTER then ADSL

PEI (Pigeon Enabled Internet) is FASTER then ADSL
One of the very first links I ever ran - it even predates my current file system - was regarding the CPIP (carrier pigeon internet protocol). It was eleven years before this important protocol was implemented by the Bergen Linux Users group. Today, it was established that carrier pigeons are faster than ADSL. More...

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I'm Blogging This: A Closer Look at Why People Blog

I'm Blogging This: A Closer Look at Why People Blog
Via Weblogg-Ed, this article casts a wide and interesting net over the subject of blogging. I really like Will Richardson's summary, which will do until you have the break time to read the much longer article. More...

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ePortfolios and Weblogs: One Vision For ePortfolio Development

ePortfolios and Weblogs: One Vision For ePortfolio Development
Speculative paper discussing how the use of webogs and e-portfolios could be combined. Quite strong on the tech side of things, and I appreciated seeing an actual (proposed) e-portfolio XML example. More...

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Collection of National Copyright Laws Now Online

Collection of National Copyright Laws Now Online
Like the website says, "Full texts of national copyright and related rights legislation of UNESCO Member States can now be accessed on the website of UNESCO's Culture Sector. More...

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The Human Factor

The Human Factor
It would be easy to miss the message in this article, which is not merely that 'simple is better' - but even if it is true that everything good is simple (which isn't really the case) it by no means follows that everything that is simple is good. More...

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Knowledge Communities in Japan: A Case Study

Knowledge Communities in Japan: A Case Study
Via elearningpost comes this case study of the building of knowledge communities in Japan. The major finding seems to be that the building of nickname based informal communication systems can exist side-by-side with more formal face-to-face communities. More...

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