Monday, April 15, 2002
The Open Knowledge Initiative is really exciting.
I think MIT's captured the "hacker ethic" with this "open source" offering.
"The education wants to be free."
As invigorating as OKI is, not everyone is as enamored with the notion of "free" or "open."
Here's an article I read in Shift magazine on the weekend. Shift.com - 10.1 - feature - THE PRIVATIZATION OF OUR CULTURE offers a glimpse of the "not everyones" of the world. I think it's tone is more "sinister" online.
This whole "good" and "evil"; "open" and "closed" motif, may be a direct result of recently watching two modern day "morality tales" writ large. I saw both Frailty and Changing Lanes on the weekend.
Frailty was my favourite by far, but be advised...it will "disturb" you.
Changing Lanes wasn't too bad either, just that Bill Paxton's directorial debut is better.
Film critic now too!
Sunday, April 14, 2002
Well, that's it for classes this semester. I've got two term papers to complete by the end of the month, and am thinking that the earlier I get both submitted the better.
I can't believe how much I learned this term. My mind is reeling, trying to take it all in. Those two papers I mentioned will give me a chance to consolidate my thoughts, I hope.
Then it's back to school in July. Or maybe not....
I've already been in touch with a professor at OISE/UT regarding a seat in a course that starts 02 July, 2002, but I'm having second thoughts. It might be the fact that I've been going too hard for too long, but I might take the summer off. For me, summer vacation has a nice ring to it.
Which reminds me, I've got a little writing to do before any time off.
Note to self: "Write ^&*%ing papers!"