Category Archives: personal

Joining the New Media Consortium

This week I’m excited to report that I’ve joined the staff of the New Media Consortium (NMC) as their new senior researcher. NMC and I go back a while.  I’ve been involved with NMC many times over the years.  Speaking at their … Continue reading

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Starting a business: one year of success

One year ago I launched Bryan Alexander Consulting and changed my life.  It’s been a wild ride, and a successful one.  Since I vowed to share this work through social media, I’ll use this post to reflect back on year … Continue reading

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A digital story about the holiday spirit and avoiding cannibalism

I made another digital story on the Cowbird platform.  It’s called “The night we almost ate the bankers“.  Cowbird liked it so much they recommended it as their story of the day – thanks, guys! Cowbird is a fascinating, perhaps … Continue reading

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Happy holiday wishes

I write this on Christmas Eve.  Night fell early again, this close to winter solstice, closing up a very short afternoon.  Now I’m surrounded by family and friends.  Adults have eased into after-dinner conversation.  The children are insanely eager for … Continue reading

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Inbox zero and one fatal flaw

This post is about too much email.  About the cure I used, and its one major weakness. Most of us have suffered from the plague of too much email, and I’m no exception.  I used to dread the towering pile … Continue reading

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Surprised by a bear

Sometimes homesteading can be exciting.

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Unremarkable observations about being offline

My wife and I spent two days last week cut off from the internet.  That wasn’t a deliberate thing to do.  We weren’t doing a digital fast. Well, the trip was deliberate.  It was about taking time to hike some … Continue reading

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With the social networks

One hour, many networks: I seeded yesterday’s declaration across my footholds in social media.  Updates to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and App.net pointed to that blog post.  I also used the old-fashioned email network to share the news. And the response … Continue reading

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Starting a new venture: Bryan Alexander Consulting

Today is the beginning of new venture, as I launch Bryan Alexander Consulting. As you might expect, this is a consulting enterprise.  BAC focuses on how technology transforms education.  To help people and institutions cope with and strategize this transition … Continue reading

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A year without caffeine, part 2

(continued from part 1) Diagnosis and prescription The family doctor stared at me sternly, then issued his diagnosis and prescription.  He explained that my guts were mostly like in a bad state of ulceration, and my diet was the most … Continue reading

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