Archive for October, 2006

村上的章鱼

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

台北买来

“住在深海底下的巨大章鱼,拥有强壮的生命力,张舞着许多长脚,往黑暗的海中某个地方前进。……那家伙可以采取各种形式。有时候采取所谓国家的形式,有时候采取所谓法律的形式。也可以采取更复杂,更麻烦的形式。你怎样切,怎样斩,他都会重新再张出脚来。谁也没有办法杀死那家伙。因为实在太强悍了,实在住在太深的地方了。你连他的心脏到底在那里都不知道。“

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$1.6 billion worth communities

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

This is news:

“YouTube figured out what Google and Yahoo and Microsoft and all the others in the marketplace didn’t,” Li said. “It’s not about the video. It’s about creating a community around the video.”

Pattern language and collaboration – Wiki

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Eugene‘s words:

(1) permission to participate – “edit this page”

(2) visible pulse: on wiki – recent changes

(3) spotlight on others – notion of BarnStar

(4) Link as you think – link to a concept which is not exist, as long as you have a name.

Google Freedom?

Monday, October 9th, 2006

From Google Blogoscoped Forum:

Maybe NOW they will have time to work on Google Freedom? That of course would be the smart browser add-on which would try many, many methods to route search and web traffic for sites and words banned in China. It would update itself frequently to add new methods as the dictators discover and block existing methods. Google would determine all sites which are blocked in any way (including those Google censors) and create temporary mirrors of the content, encrypt the content, and transfer the content. Thus, search for “human rights in China”, and the famously banned hric.org would be mirrored to a randomly-created IP address, and delivered in encrypted form to the end user in China or elsewhere.

A team of Google engineers would invest at least 10% of gross revenue from Google.cn operations into this research and development.

Spice of Life

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Streetclimber

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残戟

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

秋意又起

尚未揭示的



沉潜于黄沙大漠

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Barn Raising: Collaborative Group Process in Seminars

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

In the classrooms of higher education, the seminar is a puzzling phenomenon. Most teachers understand what to do with a lecture and, usually, what causes its success or failure. But the seminar is another matter. Most instructors aren’t sure what a good one ought to look like, and, even if we did know, how to accomplish that. The problem is both technical and attitudinal. It seems intuitively clear that a seminar ought not to be a question-and-answer session, though often it is. Conversely, the implication is that it should be conversation among the students in which the participation is widespread and the teacher is just another participant, or else in some way a facilitator of the discussion. But what sort of conversation? Experience teaches that when it is not a question-and-answer session, it is either aimless drifting (“just a bull-session” in the students words) or an argument.

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在水一方

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

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