Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Banned Collection - Issue 3

I've been writing for magazines for about a decade and on occasion the publisher or Editor-in-Chief objected to the content of a column and refused to publish it. On other occasions I would not make changes I felt would dilute my argument or insult the intelligence of the reader.

My 2008 column, The Children’s Machine - It’s time to turn the network upside down was inspired by thinking about the potential of the XO, aka: the "$100 Laptop."

Emerging technology, universal wireless Internet access and best educational practices will cause increasing conflict with the job security of many I.T. employees. How will your district respond?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Is Pakistan More Open than Your School Network?

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's telecommunications regulator said Tuesday it has lifted restrictions on YouTube that knocked out access to the video-sharing Web site in many countries for up to two hours over the weekend.

Sure, they switched YouTube off due to an "offensive" clip, but then they reopened the system. Many school district use prior restraint and protect kids and teachers from the 21st Century.

Read the article

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