Saturday, December 15, 2012

tweets dec 15

John Hagel (@jhagel)
12/15/12 6:36 AM
RIP A. Hirschman economist who explored voice and exit - "Attempts to confine me to a specific area make me unhappy"
Hirschman first suggested voice gets stronger and more effective when exit is limited.  In his (earlier) vision, if you can leave you won’t complain.  Fidel Castro understood this and let many Cubans go, although of course they complained from Florida.  It is sometimes suggested that in a world of school vouchers fewer parents would show up at the school board meeting.  Don’t yap, just yank your kid.
John Hagel (@jhagel)
12/15/12 6:58 AM
With every blessing comes a curse - small experiments help us to see the patterns that matter in Big
perpetual beta.. is it real.. what is random..

Sinan Si Alhir (@SAlhir)
12/15/12 6:59 AM
"@jhagel: Re-framing - crucial distinction between non-life & life is way living organisms manage information"

Sinan Si Alhir (@SAlhir)
12/15/12 7:04 AM
"@JenniferSertl: Why space matters & physical flow in connected world… with @jhagel@techonomy / global+local = #glocal"

A new generation of mobile apps attempts to bridge the gap between our virtual and physical selves and helps us shape serendipity more systematically.  Applications such as Highlight and Glancee are intended to reduce the friction of meeting people by alerting users when others who share mutual friends, interests, hometowns, or other characteristics are in their vicinity. The growing popularity of these ambient-sensing tools further illustrates how technologies can enhance, rather than diminish, the importance of our physical spaces.

John Hagel (@jhagel)
12/15/12 6:38 AM
@guirepso @bill_fischer @ralph_ohr @rossdawson @JenniferSertl physical flow-> virtual flow -> creative cities -> creative flow? <- beautiful="beautiful" span="span">

Sinan Si Alhir (@SAlhir)
12/15/12 6:57 AM
"@DennyCoates: "Always do what you are afraid to do." - Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Seb Paquet (@sebpaquet)
12/15/12 6:54 AM
Extractive vs. generative might be the business model dilemma of this decade.

extractive: to copy, draw out, deduce
generative: having the ability to produce or originate

Ira Socol (@irasocol)
12/15/12 6:34 AM
@MeghanMBiro @rzubairi excuse me, but what "security" do you imagine works? Schools need a safe and caring society, not walls

Bud Hunt (@budtheteacher)
12/15/12 6:34 AM
Seems to me we are awfully concerned with ranking the horrible things that happen. Bad's just bad.


Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday :

"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.

It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."

Catherine Cronin (@catherinecronin)
12/15/12 6:33 AM
.@pamelaaobrien Loving your pics from @CoderdojoLim today, Pam... enjoy the coding and pizza! :)