Author Archives: x28


I watched Stephen Downes’s beautiful slides about “The Future of Learning Technology”, and made notes about Agency, what we learn, Creative Experiences, textbooks, apprenticeships, and more. Continue reading

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Minimal GitHub for reassurance

Finally I have found the minimal GitHub procedures for my simple use case: just reassuring me a safe way back from trying out changes of my code. Continue reading

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Conversations with tools

The ‘conversation’ with GPT-3 certainly creates inspirations, and it can be compared to blog reactions, or to Luhmann’s communication with his Zettelkasten. But it is a matter of preferences. Continue reading

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Pruning for Output

The key of my workflow from ‘Zettelkasten’ notes to an output is probably to see which items need to be pruned. Continue reading

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Edtech weariness?

For me, the distinction between my optimism and pessimism about ed tech is rather simple: I believe in simple, low tech tools that are really tools and not patronizing prostheses.
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Cognition at scale

My thoughts about the story of the ‘sentient’ chatbot LaMDA, considering scale as strength of IT.
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Make it Meaningful

I bought @quinnovator’s new book “Make It Meaningful”, and I like it very much.
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Curating my blog archive

Now you can browse my blog archives via category pages that each contain a short summary, and excerpts for most of the blog posts. Continue reading

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Seven ways to …

Prompted by a question on Twitter, I assembled some suggestions for “balancing towards more ‘right-hemisphere’ thinking”.
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Figure it out

It is a wonderful book about understanding. There are rich, comprehensive, very plausible descriptions of how we understand by associations, with external representations, and through interactions.
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