Is online education viable?

I don't know what you think about online education or online church. Whenever I'm around professors I sense a general skepticism toward online education. The recent failure of the University of Texas's online education pilot project raises concerns over the economics, but faculty are more often concerned about how the lack of classroom interaction and … Continue reading Is online education viable?

You won’t believe what’s missing at CNN

Here's an interesting exercise in cultural interpretation. Here are two image grabs from news websites. The first is CNN and the second the BBC. What do you notice? Image 1.   Image 2. News of Billy Graham's death at 99 is covered beneath the fold at CNN. There's a single story with no photo. It's eminently … Continue reading You won’t believe what’s missing at CNN

Just one more jerk

The world does not need another jerk. You know it. I know. It's kind of become a mantra for me. Any time I'm find myself getting impatient, frustrated, or just plain annoyed, I remind myself that the world is already full of unpleasant people. And I'm not aware that anyone's life has ever been changed … Continue reading Just one more jerk

Day-trade your way to a better life

Seth Godin nails it: Every time you pick up your quickphone, you stop inventing and begin transacting instead. The flow of information and style of interaction rewards your quickness. It helps you make decisions in this moment. Which route to drive? Which restaurant to go to? Which email to respond to? Transactions are important, no … Continue reading Day-trade your way to a better life