Even the airport addresses the digital divide

Here’s a piece of advertising in Chicago’s O’Hare airport. It’s advertising for Comcast, of course, but its focus on the digital divide reminds me how far the topic of education and digital technologies has become a mainstream discussion. I am also curious about the assertive greeting “Welcome to what’s next”.  Curious, well, because I often…

Advertisement

This is my plot line

So, I put in my first post that I have this idea for a sci-fi novel called Day One, about a group of people who take a one way trip to Mars. This is, of course, a fairly typical sci-fi plot line…and then I saw this today: http://www.mars-one.com/news/press-releases/mars-one-announces-round-2-astronaut-selection-results And this: http://gawker.com/utah-man-can-finally-dump-wife-and-children-by-going-to-1501200632 So, one of the people I…

Travel

Travel, whatever the circumstances, always offers the opportunity for observation and reflection.  So I wanted to offer a few thoughts about travel and education. I’m in India now, in Jaipur, in somewhat of a miniature re-travel of a previous adventure 11 and so years ago.  In 2002, I came here with my dear friend from college…

Day One

Day One: Bear with me. This will be (although I may be lying) the longest post I’ll write. If you’re close by in the Bay, you know I’ll get you a beer or help you out at the tiki bar for reading all this jibber jabber that I don’t often share. If you’re not close,…