Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

structures and data

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The journey to knowledge is as important as the moment of realization, learning design has collapsed the journey into the moment, lessening the experience by depriving us of the collateral learning along the way.”… Read more »

virtuous learning

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @ProfFeynman: “FEYNMAN learning strategy in THREE points: 1. Continually ask “Why?” 2. When you learn something, learn it to where you can explain it to a child. 3. Instead of arbitrarily memorizing things, look… Read more »

keep asking questions

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The car gave to the democratic cavalier his horse & armor and haughty insolence in one package, transmogrifying the knight into a misguided missile … it has become the carapace, the protective & aggressive… Read more »

we become what we behold

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.” —George Orwell “As the preliterate confronts the literate in the postliterate arena,… Read more »

work & place

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.” —Nietzsche, Notes, 1874, via @surreallyno “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” —W.B. Yeats,… Read more »

artificially intelligent

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Tom_Peters: “Networks increase your ability to get things, especially complex things, done. Period. And if well developed, they do make you more powerful. Period. Like anything else on earth, they can be used for… Read more »

capitalist algorithms

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The Edge … There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” —Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels, 1966,… Read more »

the new luddites

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Rhappe — “So much data. So little insight.” @deewhock — “An intelligent, motivated person in a bureaucracy is like a long haired hunting dog in a patch of cockle burrs. Energy and capacity are… Read more »

social finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @BenRiseman: “W.E.B. Du Bois, in his last speech in 1957 said, ‘Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. The only possible death is to lose… Read more »

viking finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own… Read more »