Thursday, June 26, 2008

There's a difference between being right and being nice

Here's a funny clip from the Simpsons.

I have to admit I love how our world is changing.

The information tide is turning

OH. MY. GOODNESS.

You know, I don't know where I stand on the whole EDUPUNK thing (See Stephen Downes's post to see much of the relevant conversation),  but this video is too, too good to not share.

It is, quite simply, AMAZING. It captures the mood of my students and many colleagues perfectly.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC

You know, the Mac/PC commercials crack me up. I think it's because I have had such a time with the Mac/PC thing in my own life.

When I went to buy my first computer, I was a senior at Brigham Young University majoring in English. I remember getting a student loan and heading off to Staples or some store like that. I can remember looking up and down the aisles not knowing what was the difference between all of them. I also remember trying to decide between a PC and a Mac. I chose a PC because it looked like there were more games for the PC than the Mac. Yeah, I know, really scientific. Of course, from there I spent the next few years as one of those haters who always teased the Mac users. Other than the price, all I knew that was different was that Macs were supposed to be better with graphics.