Thursday, February 08, 2007

That's It. I'm Out.

I was reading "MySchool 2.0" by David Jakes this morning and something finally snapped. I can't do this any more. Writing isn't a problem, but I can't read this ed-tech crap any more. It is insipid. I'm just not getting anything out of it. I've cut everyone out of my ed-tech blogroll except principals, a couple graybeards, and people actively involved in open source.


Simón A. Ruiz said...

I don't blame you.

I myself have found blog-reading to be time-consuming, and am looking at what parts of my Google Reader list can be pruned to increase the signal-to-noise ratio while decreasing the amount of time I'm investing on a daily basis.

See you around!

Gnuosphere said...

Tom, this is no way to get popular. ;)

FWIW, I second that.

I have to admit I had a good laugh imagining one reading the Jakes article and finally slamming down the coffee cup with a "That's IT! I've $%@!ing had it with this fluff!"

I find myself in the same boat as Simon A. Ruiz...the RSS subscriptions are many and the only reasonable thing to do is spend a little time every now and then "pruning" the signal of its noise.

Miguel Guhlin (@mGuhlin) said...

Gee, I hope I made the cut...but in case I didn't, here's my take on the poo-poo.

Wishing you well,
Miguel Guhlin
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Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher said...

That's the great thing about RSS - we choose who we listen to. However, I think it is important to include those who have a dissenting view from our own. (Otherwise, why would I be here ;-))

So, you might want to include one person who turns your stomach just to keep the palate clean!? Grins.