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  1. Jun 2017
    1. (I did not tell the President that the FBI and the Department of Justice had been reluctant to make public statements that we did not have an open case on President Trump for a number of reasons, most importantly because it would create a duty to correct, should that change.)

      Someone explain this to me...

  2. May 2016
    1. The Act spells out the basic rights of copyright holders, codified the doctrine of "fair use," and for most new copyrights adopted a unitary term based on the date of the author's death rather than the prior scheme of fixed initial and renewal terms.

      This is under threat today. We need a new, updated version of Fair Use that take into account digital media and gives people the freedom to create, while not giving all of the power to corporations who control the rights of content producers.

    1. October 3, 2012

      Is there a follow up? It looks like Genius is just copying you guys. Or perhaps you're working together now??

    2. Back in 1993, when Eric Bina and I were first building Mosaic, it seemed obvious to us that users would want to annotate all text on the web – our idea was that each web page would be a launchpad for insight and debate about its own contents.

      Amen. Still true today.

    1. according to Peggy Orenstein who noticed these, and a lot of other troubling trends when she interviewed 70 college-age girls about their personal lives. She wrote a book about it called "Girls & Sex," and talked to us this week about some of the things she learned.

      This book is on my list. It seems to echo the thoughts in American Girls.

    1. Among students with high ACT scores, those in the laptop-friendly sections performed significantly worse than their counterparts in the no-technology sections. In contrast, there wasn’t much of a difference between students with low ACT scores — those who were allowed to use laptops did just as well as those who couldn’t. (The same pattern held true when researchers looked at students with high and low GPAs.) These results are a bit strange. We might have expected the smartest students to have used their laptops prudently. Instead, they became technology’s biggest victims. Perhaps hubris played a role. The smarter students may have overestimated their ability to multitask. Or the top students might have had the most to gain by paying attention in class.

      I think it's humorous that ACT scores are considered accurate indicators of intelligence. Perhaps it is precisely the students who excel in the controlled conditions of the testing environment (no tech, etc.) that suffer the most from laptops, rather than simply intelligent kids?

    2. The West Point study has lessons even for those whose baccalaureate days are far behind them. This is yet more evidence that multitasking doesn’t work. Beware of people who take laptops into meetings — even “just to take notes.” They’re probably not listening to you.

      That's very true. As more and more evidence comes out to support this, it is imperative that schools with 1-to-1, or planning to go that way, are mindful of when and where technology is integrated.

  3. Mar 2016
    1. These are shiny things that distract us from rethinking our approach to learning and reassure us that we’re already being innovative.

      I agree that the focus of EdTech should aim for improved learning, but let's not forget the value of engagement provided by these "shiny things". Sometimes these things let you get your foot in the door and then make meaningful changes.

    2. de rigueur