21 septembre 2018

Longhorn

Longhorn
Microsoft unveiled its proposed Longhorn operating system last weekend, and after a couple of days, the reviews are out. Numerous commentators have noted that it draws a lot from Apple. Others concentrated on whether Longhorn would offer more security. Also interesting is the discussion about how the operating system handles information. Overall, the reviews appear mixed, with many wtill adopting a 'wait and see' attitude. More...

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Annotea

Annotea
This project is worth noting, if you haven't seen it already. From the website: "Annotea is a LEAD (Live Early Adoption and Demonstration) project enhancing the W3C collaboration environment with shared annotations. More...

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Learning Objects and Language Games

Learning Objects and Language Games
I have observed in the past that our approach to learning objects should draw from Wittgenstein's theory of 'meaning as use'. I am not the only one thinking along these lines; this paper invites us to approach learning objectives from the perspective of another of Wittgenstein's theories, the idea of the 'language game'. More...

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The Future of Learning: From eLearning to mLearning

The Future of Learning: From eLearning to mLearning
This book-length report explores the idea that e-learning technologies will go mobile. Readers will find chapter 4 interesting, containing as it does an extensive survey of existing m-learning initiatives. But overall, I do not think that the telephone, wireless or not (and most of the report looks at such technology) is an appropriate locus of learning, except in limited circumstances. More...

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Integrating DRM with P2P Networks: Enabling the Future of Online Content Business Models

Integrating DRM with P2P Networks: Enabling the Future of Online Content Business Models
This is a very interesting little paper with wider implications. First, some background. I have written an extended comment on my website. More...

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Comparison...

Comparison...
Between (the new) Wikpedia and (the old) Enclyclopedia Britannica. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, or more. More...

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The End of RSS

The End of RSS
Good article that points to a problem with RSS and makes a pitch for some sanity. The problem is this: "If your feed works, if you are successful in attracting subscriptions on a global scale, if you do it right, you are doomed [because] everyone subscribes to a small file on your site. The critical word there is 'everyone'." Now of course, content syndication doesn't work if nobody syndicates the content. More...

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Social Software Reader

Social Software Reader
Nice list of useful readings on the topic of social software. Seb's faves from this list include Stowe Boyd: Are you ready for Social Software, GBN/Shirky: Social Software and the Next Big Phase of the Internet, Lee Bryant: Smarter, Simpler, Social, and the SocialSoftware page on Meatball Wiki. More...

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Florida Dorms Lock Out P2P Users

Florida Dorms Lock Out P2P Users
Stopping students from sharing files is a good thing, right? Consider this method: "Icarus then scans their computer, detects any worms, viruses or programs that act as a server, such as Kazaa. Students are then given instructions on how to disable offending programs." Essentially, the program prevents any file sharing, not merely the sharing of copyright files, and it does so by monitoring individual computers. More...

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Unintended Consequences: Five Years Under the DMCA

Unintended Consequences: Five Years Under the DMCA
Good overview of the impact of the digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), including links to and descriptions of dozens of cases ranging from the fights over garage door openera and tonor cartridges to the censorship of Slashdot and 2600 to the charges and lawsuits against individuals. More...

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