Category Archives: personal

More Fairpoint failure follies, phone edition

Recently I’ve been writing about how local internet service provider Fairpoint has been fouling up our home and business broadband.  Things haven’t gotten better.  Indeed, they’ve gotten worse, as Fairpoint now messed up our phone line. A little context: we … Continue reading

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Redoing my social media ecosystem for 2016: mostly the consumption side

It’s the time of year when green leaves start to anticipate their plummeting deaths, and I’m thinking about what I’m doing on the web. During this late summer there’s been a lot of reflection concerning where the web has lurched to … Continue reading

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I am profiled by the Connected Learning Alliance

The Connected Learning Alliance published an interview with/profile of me this week.  It was conducted and written by the very great Howard Rheingold. We discuss open education, mobile, gaming and simulations, the power of small colleges and universities, automation, social media, … Continue reading

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Home internet restored after three days; disturbing issues; next steps

We’re back online at home.  After three days offline, Fairpoint finally fixed their problem and ours.  Which is the good news.  Actually, we have good news, bad news, and good/bad news. The good: around dinner time Monday night our routers … Continue reading

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Offline in Vermont, again

So my house and family are cut off from the internet.  Again. It’s actually the second day we’re been offline, and Fairpoint, the utility company, can’t get us back online for a third. Let me explain. My family lives in … Continue reading

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TV news as a hotline to memory

Yesterday my friend Steven Bragaw posed a terrific question by Twitter.  Thinking it through with other people triggered a lot of memories, then gave me more insight into the problem of American tv “news”. It was actually a question via … Continue reading

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This week and the next on the Future Trends Forum

Here’s an update on the Future Trends Forum for early July. This week we’re on break.  There’s a big American holiday, but also my wife and I are celebrating our 23rd anniversary.  So we are taking some downtime. (FTTE readers, … Continue reading

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