Monthly Archives: February 2012

iPads in schools?

I’m slowly putting together a piece on the use of iPads in schools (use by kids aged under 12 or 13 largely) and I’m interested in any proper studies showing positive or negative outcomes in terms of educational attainment. The … Continue reading

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The future of publishing..or just a passing fad?

Read all about it right here… interesting article by Alexandra Alter in the Wall Street Journal (made all the more interesting if you’re at all interested in the use of iPads in schools, but more on this issue a little … Continue reading

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The Seven Sides of Cyber (Part 1)

This topic is a huge, and rapidly evolving, so I’d like to restrict myself to a small area.       But before I do this I’d like to add a bit of context and discuss the area of forecasting and prediction. In … Continue reading

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Brainmail is almost back!

Good news! I’ve done the brainmails for last September and October!!!.They’ll be up next week, but in the meantime here’s a few highlights from the numbers section. BTW, if you are a regular reader of brainmail (or you were until … Continue reading

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What has surprised you over the last twenty years? My list? Life! Beyond this, 9/11 without a doubt. The internet to some degree. The Arab Spring, Facebook and Twitter addiction and the lack of real interest in things such as … Continue reading

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2012 Trend Map

Here’s a rather depressing map for 2012+ I’ll have a web link sorted in a day or so.

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