The good, the bad, and the perplexing

First, a couple of notes from our discussion last week on customize-ability in devices: Motorola is working on producing a modular phone with parts that users can swap out/upgrade themselves depending on what they want from a phone (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/29/motorolas-modular-smartphone-will-be-the-anti-iphone/). Bigger camera because you like taking pictures? Doable! Yourself! More speed? … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap between “training” aspirations and outcomes

Douglas Englebart began his essay “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework” (1962) with an explanation of what he meant by the first phrase: By “augmenting human intellect” we mean increasing the capability of a man to approach a complex problem situation, to gain comprehension to suit his particular needs, and … Continue reading

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