Category Archive: technology

What the Dickens?

As subway reading, I’ve turned to Victorian literature: Austen, Trollope, Eliot, Dickens…. Great stuff, and perfectly absorbing, an hour each way. This morning, I was reading Charles Dickens’ Dombey and Son and came across… Continue reading

When Will They Ever Learn?

In the 1950s and early 1960s, my father was involved in exploring possibilities of programmed instruction and teaching machines.  In 1961, I remember rewards of a quarter as I participated as a subject… Continue reading

"Students Love Technology"

Gotta love all this, from OnlineEducation (not that I know what it is going to prove to mean):

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