Do they need to learn the old way, or do we need to adapt to the new?

During my conversations with colleagues about a world without e-mail, the Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2014 came up. One of the points from the list that was brought to my attention was that this generation “will need to acquire the patience of scholarship. They will discover how to research information in […]

It’s not about easy; thoughts on a world without e-mail

I’ve been following Luis Suarez’ (@elsua) thoughts on a world without e-mail for quite a while now. His arguments have always made sense, and yet I’ve always had this nagging feeling of, “Yeah, but….” Last week I had a chance to view/listen to a recent presentation Luis gave about making the jump from e-mail to social […]

The biggest security threat in the digital age is…

… not Microsoft, not social media tools, but: PEOPLE. A recent blog post by Dave Snowden and some commentary by Luis Suarez have reminded me of something Bruce Schneier said a while back (in 2004, actually): Since the beginning of time, people have always been the biggest security threat. That hasn’t changed because of computers. […]

The collaborative nature of true competition

I am reading Clay Shirky‘s book Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age and will share my thoughts once I’ve completed it, but wanted to share this little tidbit now. The idea of true competition is one that really resonates with me and is something I’ve been trying to make sense of in […]