Category Archive: nicholas negroponte

School of Teaching Without Teaching

In her novella Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor has character Hazel Motes create the Church of Christ Without Christ. Thomas Friedman has apparently joined its contemporary offshoot, the School of Teaching Without Teaching. Certainly,… Continue reading

Value and Choice

MIRANDA: O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new worldThat has such people in’t! PROSPERO: ‘Tis new to thee. –Shakespeare, The Tempest What follows, coming… Continue reading

Technology, Culture, and Development

The debate over Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) reinforces my belief that few of us willingly recognize that technology alone can never be an answer for anything. Technology works within cultural… Continue reading

One Laptop Left Behind

What follows is an edited excerpt from my new book, Blogging America: The New Public Sphere. I’m presenting this passage here because of continuing talk about how Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child… Continue reading

Results: Cell Phone, 2.0/Laptop, 0.0

When I visited Senegal last April, seeing West Africa for the first time in more than a decade, I was struck by two things. First, even in an area of the world where… Continue reading

Academic 2.0: Moving Web Skills into the Classroom

The following is the draft [updated 11/13/07, with thanks to Sherman Dorn and Time Barrow] for a talk I’ll be giving at 1:30 this Thursday, November 15, 2007, for a session at the… Continue reading