Sunday, April 30, 2006

Crooks and Liars

Oh How irony and snark have become the means of communication.

Is news-speak really the means by which we must create the subterfuge to the truth.

Crooks and Liars - Colbert Does the White House Correspondents' dinner

Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, “and reality has a well-known liberal bias.”

He attacked those in the press who claim that the shake-up at the White House was merely re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. “This administration is soaring, not sinking,” he said. “If anything, they are re-arranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg.”
From Editor & Publisher

Oh. How . Lovely. Makes me sigh. From fear, and from joy.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

State of the Blogosphere, and the singularity principle

There was a recent meeting that I went to for the AERA (American Education Reasearch Association) where I was introducted to Mr. JayCross and his ideology of INformal learning (

what it brought me to was a new perspective of the rapid pace at whcih we are actualy acquiring new knowledge. Not through a means of actual storage within our own minds, but a new way to access that information.

Regardless this broughtme to somethin ele. Ray Kurzweil: and his website
it got me interested even more in the singularity summit...what I am trying to say is that I knew this was coming, it has been something that I have known about for some time... the singularity event. That time in our biological history when we reach that event horizon and the pass throught it. Now I'm not sure if this is somehitng that is going to happen in an effortless manner, but it is something that is coming (unavoidably).

As evidence State of the Blogosphere, On Blogosphere Growth
Just take a look at how the parabolic growth of the blogosphere has been growing... christ to think that I am supposed to be an old hand at this having started back in 2002... that's what scares me... I'm old school... old news, and yet I'm supposed to be on the bleeding edge of all of this... truly there are some times when it begins to feel like a little much.

today is one of those days.