“Without enormous support, access to inspiring teachers and skillful doctors, the backing of self-sacrificing relatives and a broader community, and without a fair bit of luck, the vast majority of people, not only in the United States but throughout the world, would never achieve the things of which they are, in principle, capable. In short, Horatio Alger needs lots of help, and a large thrust of contemporary Republican policy is dedicated to making sure he doesn’t get it.”
This iPad app sounds fantastic as long as you have good internet connection , according to Pogue
OnLive says that its service works great over 4G cellular connections (like the one provided by an LTE MiFi) — but 3G connections and feeble hotel Wi-Fi hot spots are too slow to be satisfying. OnLive wants at least a 2-megabits-a-second connection on your end.
BUT note company is developing a version to run on Mac and with wider selection of software
A most interesting article by the developer of Linked In on the pros and cons of alternative strategies for forming alliances and coalitions as an individual and an organization. Appeals to my biases. What does it say about collaboration in the academy? What are perspectives of alternative literatures on this? Very positive responses from those commenting.
The Materialist Fallacy – David Brooks
Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010 Charles Murray