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#comic #privacy #stickers

Data: it’s personal

Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless! It’s just 1’s and 0’s after all…

Unless, that is, I can get some insight from your habits, or predict what you might do (or want) next. You are part of a herd after all…

This thought came from a thinkery conversation with the API Evangelist, Kin Lane.

 

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#comic #coop

A co-operative state of mind

When a friend of mine asked if I’d be interested in forming a Co-op, I had to admit, I’d never considered it as a viable vehicle for business. Having come to the conclusion that there was no reason not to be a part of the adventure, I jumped in. I’d come across co-ops briefly having come from a farming background, but even in digital consultancy sphere it now makes total sense to me. This thinkery is my attempt at illustrating why…

Originally created for this blog post: Are YOU ‘Co-op Curious’?

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#comic #thinkery

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

Once introduced to some amateur psychology, there’s no turning back. We seem to be wired to draw causative connections between events, but this shortcut is easier said than spotted. Post hoc ergo propter hoc is Latin-ish for “After this, therefore because of this” and forms the basis of all superstition.
For a better explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_hoc_ergo_propter_hoc

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#comic #creativecommons #edchat

Copyright vs. Creative Commons

Copyright and Creative Commons licences come from totally different directions. I was talking with Kamil from Creative Commons about certificates and knowledge, and this contrast emerged. Read his full post here

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#comic #thinkery

Default modes

Recently, I was struck by this line: “It’s better to make the mistake of being generous, than make the mistake of being mean.”

If your default is set to “no”, it takes quite a compelling argument in the heat of the moment to get it to a “yes”…

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#comic #edchat #fav #learning

Any questions?

I came across this John Dewey quote whilst trawling through Will Richardson’s twitter feed, and had to go and read up on the chapter in question. I’d never really thought about it before, but at school I never asked any questions – I didn’t want to expose the fact I didn’t know something…

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#comic #edchat

Wot we need is more grammar schools

With all the backward-ness around the teaching of grammar at primary school (talk to any primary school teacher, and you’ll see what I mean), and the announcement by the UK Prime Minister that we need more Grammar schools, I had to create this.

I’d love to see educators in charge of UK education. I’m not holding my breath…

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#comic #edchat #openbadges

Chicken and Egg…

I couldn’t make it to ISTE 2016, so instead I joined Doug Belshaw, Noah Geisel and Ian O’Byrne remotely for some off-the-cuff thinkery on Open Badges. Rich dialogue is where the ideas are waiting to be unearthed…

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#brexit #comic

Brexit: The nation speaks

I think we’ll be trying to figure out what the nation actually said when it voted for brexit for many years to come. That’s if anyone cares to listen…

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#brexit #comic #OddsAndEnds

Lies…

After the UK voted to leave the EU, I tuned in to a BBC station, where a person (who had voted to leave) was giving comfort to those that had voted to stay. “At the very least, it’s a great day for democracy.” If I was democracy, I’d be pretty pissed off – getting trotted out once in a generation only to be patted on the back, and put back in the political cupboard. It’s been a great day for lies and liars.