Category: In the News

The Object Of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching

This article from Russell Ackoff on education is great: The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching. Here’s a snippet: “Traditional education focuses on teaching, not learning. It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. However, most of what we learn before, during,… Read more »

Humans Are The Routers

Two very important quotes in this article which may have forever changed the way I think about the Internet and communications. To give you context in case you don’t know, routers control Internet traffic throughout the world (which is why Cisco became a dot com darling). Because we are still dependent on routers, dictators can kill… Read more »

Free The Shine! Why It’s Finally Time To Legalize Liquor

I very rarely drink spirits but was ironically just talking with others today about the government’s role in controlling various substances. “Jimmy Carter legalized home brewing in 1978, and that newfound freedom fueled the craft beer movement that continues to lavish beer lovers with endless choices. But in many ways, laws that govern whiskey, gin,… Read more »