Wednesday, September 15, 2010

reading is dangerous

The following is a detailed account, sans adjectives and delivered in present tense, of personal events that unfolded between 6:46PM EST - 6:49PM EST:
  • Open Google Reader from Gmail
  • Read (in Google Reader) one unread item in Dy/Dan
  • Click on '10 comments on this item' and watch as new tab opens on browser, taking me directly to Madison, IN
  • Read comments, stopping at Bryan Cook's comment which references the book, 'Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do'
  • Open new tab and load up Amazon
  • Search for aforementioned book in Kindle store
  • Eye 'Buy now with 1-Click' chiclet
  • Receive confirmation email for purchase of 'Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do'
  • Think about how many invisible people and ubiquitous web apps led me on a fast-paced path to spend $9.29

Thursday, September 2, 2010

doin' it with alacrity

A new elementary school, replete with interactive white boards in every classroom. A rinse and repeat training session, designed to give every teacher the opportunity to learn how to write and erase on the IWB. Thirty minutes and on to the next meeting.

Would you cover more? Would you provide the whiz-bang?

Key stat: You know that 90% of the staff never used an IWB until today.