Category Archives: News

International study claims higher education is still good for you

Some interesting reading in my morning paper: In purely financial terms, the benefits of a postsecondary education to individuals and Canadian society at large far outweigh the costs, a new report suggests. However, as Canada spends more and more on … Continue reading

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Someone’s stalled again

While reading this post I suggest you listen to this music clip (embedded below). And after you are done with this post you should play it on a neverending loop until you achieve the nirvana-like state of Excellence. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Upside of Down

If my recent post riffing on Waves seemed unduly alarmist (and I worried that it was, until I picked up my newspaper), you might want to check out someone who covers this ground with considerably more authority. I listened to … Continue reading

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If it was a wiki I might have corrected it and spared you this blog post…

Syd doing his part to clean trash from the streets So yesterday I was on the bus (late and overcrowded, as usual, screw you Translink) reading an article in my morning paper on Vancouver’s impending city workers strike: With the … Continue reading

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To keep the crankiness rolling…

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Affordable Housing, originally uploaded by Photocat62. …here’s a tidbit on just one of the social effects … Continue reading

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Attending Northern Voice: privilege or responsibility?

As my convalescence last week came to an end, my first task back-to-work was a write-up whooping up Northern Voice for UBC’s eStrategy newsletter. Reading it now, it’s clear I was still a bit delirious, with the writing more hucksterish … Continue reading

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Live @ UBC — Sound Strategies for Podcasting

If you will be in Vancouver next Tuesday I invite you to come to what promises to be an outstanding session on podcasting from three of UBC’s most accomplished and thoughtful practitioners. It’s presented in conjunction with TAG as part … Continue reading

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Northern Voice is filling up fast!

Apologies for the quiet in this space. Blogging is a bit like exercise, when you get out of the habit it’s tough to get back at it. I do want to pass on some Northern Voice related news: * Registration … Continue reading

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Cheery IP nugget of the morning

Remember, the current copyright laws and practices are fine, it’s the pirates we need to worry about. From my morning paper, Classic docs sent back to the vault: You the taxpayer paid for Donald Brittain’s The Champions, his National Film … Continue reading

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Social Software Salon @ UBC

I just sent the announcement below of a Northern Voice pre-event out to our webloggers via the Weblogs@UBC site. Couldn’t hurt to re-post it here as well — if you are able to make it out to UBC this Thursday … Continue reading

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