A few scattered thoughts..
I often hear comments like this:
"They" are blocking access to YouTube.
"They" cut my budget.
"They" don't think we need a library.
Who the hell is "they"?
Can you name "them"? Or are "they" just a convenient scapegoat for poor policy decisions? Are you attempting to influence the "they" and working to change such decisions from being made by "they" to being made by "we"?
If not, you should be. It's your professional obligation.
Great conversation and fun in SecondLife rather early this morning with Chris (Shambles) Smith, Diane McKenzie from Hong Kong, Rob Rubis from the International School of Bangkok (his comments here) and others.
Chris's talk show format seems well-suited for Second Life - casual, conversational and informative. I like it!
Snapshots from Shamble's International School Island "Live" in SecondLife, November 18, 2008
I suspect that this could as well have been a conference call. The visuals didn't add all that much to the message.
But in some weird way, the avatars and setting made the experience feel much more like being there. Chris, beautiful design of your space.
Oh Rob, my avatar is a total klutz too.
SLJ Leadership Summit keynoter Scott Traylor, the CEO and Founder and Chief of KID 360KID, stated that World of Warcraft experience is now being included on professional resumes to demonstrate leadership and collaboration skills. Anybody else heard this?
He also mentioned that online games are available for cross-generational play. If he mentioned titles, I missed them. Any ideas? (Grandpa needs to know!)
Two new way-cool Google resources:
After seeing the Rome HBO mini-series (that makes I, Claudius look lame), I'm anxious to explore this site.
LIFE Photo Archives via Google Images. An amazing resource, but I looked and looked for the copyright/use permissions and could not find them for these photos nor a way to contact Google to ask. Anybody know?
If you will excuse me, I need to get back to the letter to Congress explaining why I need a bailout package... Just think of all the people who depend on my doing well: the banker, the grocer, the barber, the dry cleaners, and especially the liquor store owner.
We can't just let them all go down the tube, now can we???