Posts tagged with "learning"

The future of education

November 30th, 2011

I have been watching excitedly as Stanford rains down free online courses left, right and center. I don’t really know what prompted this sudden onpour of online courses. What I do know is that this very well could turn out to be the future of education. Stanford might just be doing this with an eye [...]

Finding Nemo

April 1st, 2011

I have been noticing some patterns in the way I look for information online – which has pretty much become my de facto source of reading and learning. I have avoided using the term “search” in the preceding sentence because, search has become synonymous with Google. In fact, nobody searches these days, everyone googles. Not [...]

Playing God

December 11th, 2010

Programming as a profession is only moderately interesting. It can be a good job, but if you want to make about the same money and be happier you could actually just go run a fast food joint. You are much better off using code as your secret weapon in another profession. People who can code [...]

Known unknowns

November 27th, 2010

There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns; there are things we do not know we don’t know. — (former) United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld [...]