Some good news on housing desegregation in this report. This is generally encouraging news. There is more to do of course, but we should celebrate all success!
Archive for January, 2012
The world is always more complicated than we would like – and the story of Apple’s manufacturing plants in China is part of that.
Was reminded that today is the 100th birthday of Francis Schaeffer. His contributions are worth celebrating.
You might want to rethink your learning strategies…
Yet another essay discussing the death of postmodernism. Though with its own postmodern twang – postmodernism is just another took in our toolbox – no longer the sole way of looking at things. A good interdisciplinary discussion though.
Another online education startup – with a former Stanford prof in the news.
This article suggests this ideal might be possible – which would totally disrupt the existing higher education structure. The other stuff traditional colleges would offer (that would justify some of their costs) would have to be value-added. There are such things (the article suggests a few possible ones), but a lot of schools may not survive.
An interesting post on the Amazon price-check app. The goal is for you to shop in a store and then purchase at Amazon. Amazon uses your work to enhance their price database and everyone wins, except the store. The post suggests this is a bad thing, and in ways it is. I don’t know quite how to balance this – as one comment notes, I frequently do the opposite too. We can go back and forth and there’s no easy answer. I’m not even sure there is a Christian answer (though I purchased the linked book – at Amazon, of course, since the Kindle version was much cheaper).
Some of the themes in the post are echoes of something I noted earlier.