Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thoughts This Afternoon/Evening...

...isn't it funny how bloggers and ed pundits who have been basing their arguments around changing global economic conditions don't display any broader interest in economics? ... speaking of economics, I'll remind you there is only one question that matters regarding games in education: how to bootstrap the development of open source games, otherwise, nothing is going to happen ... how many of the "10 things holding back tech" are directly or indirectly challenged by the XO? ... Cory's take on Facebook seems spot on ... the Korean kid Will blogs about today seems extremely extrinsically motivated ... I at least understand the "the Asians are going to crush us because they're more hard-working and plentiful" POV, but I don't know why I'd be worried about being out innovated by kids who respond to problems by asking someone else for an answer ... Twitter is like a single IRC chat room where you only see the comments by people you've white-listed ... one fundamental fallacy most people other than Stephen Downes have about history is that in the past, people didn't have a sense of humor ... just about every suggestion I've read about how OLPC could have been done differently would require a much larger OLPC Foundation ... also, Brooks's Law is very relevant to OLPC development right now ... at the moment I've got an eye on an IRC meeting in the #olpc-meeting room, and it is pretty intense, getting down to crunch time ... open source development meetings on IRC would be good for teachers to observe; good ones are quite structured ... it is hard not to think that a lot of the enthusiasm for twitter and Skypcasting is just people (re-)discovering chat ... Do you want more braindumps like this in the future?

3 comments:

Bud said...

Yes.

Bill Fitzgerald said...

What Bud said.

Gnuosphere said...

So long as it doesn't hurt your grey matter, then yes.