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Game Changers

The New York Times reported that massive open online courses (MOOCs) are not dead (see After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought). Although not the most positive article, it made the important point that MOOCs are evolving. I stick by my view that

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Peggybank at patrickWeb

Click image to enlarge The origin of the word Peggybank is peg as in mpeg or jpeg, the format for compressed movies and pictures. Most of us that have been around for more than a few decades have 8mm films, VHS

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I just discovered some nasty things on my Facebook wall. I assure you it was not posted by me. I removed it and then checked my password. I had not changed it for a year. Shame on me. It is

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Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at The Wall Street Journal where he reports on new research and its impact on society. In a recent article, he said “In the beginning, there was the genome. Then came the foldome, the phenome

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How to Empty Your Inbox

I got a call from Claire Suddath at Bloomberg Businessweek a few weeks ago. She told me about their upcoming second annual “How To” special issue.  We talked quite a bit about the history of email and various approaches to

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