Rest in Peace, Randy

Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, died today. He was diagnosed just two years ago with pancreatic cancer and told he had months to live. I never met Randy, but I along with millions heard his “Last Lecture” that he gave to his faculty and students…and kids. It was a message of life,… Read more Rest in Peace, Randy

Offline for 5 Days

I spent the last five days offline…going north to rescue my wife from 4 weeks of grandmothering in New England with our two daughters and (one each) grandchildren. She had a ball, but was also pretty tired and ready to come home. So arriving back home, I turned on the computer for the first time… Read more Offline for 5 Days

Blogs as Disruptive Innovation

Just finished an interesting book by Christine Borgman (2007) – Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet. What made this interesting was that I was reading this back to back with Clayton Christensen’s (2008) Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. Borgman does a nice job of… Read more Blogs as Disruptive Innovation

Bridging the Education Chasm

I blogged yesterday about the role we early adopters need to play in bringing social media to the masses. Got some very thoughtful comments back from a lot of folks. In particular, Colin Warren of Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, made a follow-on post at his blog, in which he referenced Geoffrey Moore’s book Cross… Read more Bridging the Education Chasm