“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is Broken

In today’s #lrnchat on “Tools of the Trade” we ran through a number of topical questions related to how we find out about, select and replace tools for learning in our organizations. In a discussion of how we replace tools, a tweet came up: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This pattern of thought […]

Ctrl-Z and Ctrl-N

A thought stewed in the slow cooker of my brain for several weeks, which finally reduced to a tasty idea in the wake of the COINs 2010 conference: It is difficult to undo (Ctrl-Z). It is often easier to begin anew (Ctrl-N). I look at software like Photoshop. ¬†Photoshop is arguably the most brilliant piece […]

The Architecture of Actualization

Understanding is constructed around people, places and shared experiences. Extending the Internet to accomodate this model has broad implications around learning, work, play and identity.