Learning a New Language

There’s an interesting piece in The Curator about our new brains—new, that is, because of technology—and some of the positive possibilities inherent in technologies we usually decry: It is too easy to play doomsday prophet and long for a day of Luddite purity. Von Ahn and people like him hope to use the advance of technology [Read More...]

Digital Era Redefining Etiquette – Living in a World Without “Thank You”

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Nick Bilton, bestselling author and New York Times technology specialist, has just written a new article on how digital communication is changing etiquette. “Digital Era Redefining Etiquette” begins: Some people are so rude. Really, who sends an e-mail or text message that just says “Thank you”? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don’t [Read More...]

At Your Favorite Restaurant . . . Hey, Put Away that Camera!

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I read a fascinating little story in a recent edition of the New York Times. Helene Stapinksi reports in “Restaurants Turn Camera Shy” that growing numbers of restaurants are no longer allow patrons to photograph their food. That’s right, no more quick pics to post on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. [Read More...]

Digital Technology and Education: A Mixed Bag

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Is digital technology the savior of education? Or is it the destroyer of education? Or is it both . . . and neither? For quite a while now, we’ve been told that one of the big secrets for improving education is the Internet. If we want all students to learn, then we need to get [Read More...]


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