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I re-watched the old Star Trek episode “Spock’s Brain” last night, thinking I might write something for my series on the history of education technology. The episode is often derided as the worst of the entire series – I don’t dispute that – but it does highlight how we thought...

“What Happened When The Chronicle Sat Down With Steve Jobs Back in 1998?” writes Jeffrey Young in The Chronicle of Higher Education. (You can listen to the audio of the interview here.) “Some of the best ideas we’ve ever had come from higher ed,” Jobs says. Go figure. There is...

I flew home from Australia yesterday. We left Sydney at 5:30pm on Friday and arrived in Los Angeles at noon on Friday. It's a strange and disorienting experience to spend so many hours on an airplane and then to land in a place -- here or there -- where time...

This newsletter is hitting your email inbox a little early. That’s because I’m getting ready to board a flight to Australia. Typically I write and send this on Saturday mornings. I won’t have a Saturday this week. Thanks, International Date Line. It’s my first trip to Australia, and I’m hoping...

Blogging is dead! Long live blogging! As Dave Winer writes, “A good blog exists independently of people reading it. Even if no one read my blog, I’d still write it.” Rather than see the end of blogging signaled by Andrew Sullivan’s retirement, I’d rather see the end of “Hot Takes.”...