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The Brave and the Bold

Suggestions for effective web design and tips on how to keep the noise down (by Margo) Keep the design constant Experiment within the obvious choices…where else could the headline reside? Rank the elements Determine minimal content Group related elements together … Continue reading

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08.12.07 Fear is the path to the dark side…

Schwartz, B. (2004). The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less. New York: Ecco. Barry Schwartz’ latest book, The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less appears to be the culmination of at least a dozen years of writing on … Continue reading

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08.07.07 Saving the Internet

Zittrain J. (2007, June). Saving the internet. Harvard Business Review. 85(6), 49-59, 140. Accessed July 29, 2007 from Ebsco. AN 24997959 Saving the Internet discusses two pathways that our personal computing machinery is headed and the author’s related concerns. One … Continue reading

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07.29.07 Benkler: Wealth

Review: Benkler, Y. (2006). The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. Yale University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0300110562 Yochai Benkler’s book is outstanding in quality, delivery and breadth. Some of the books ideas may not be new to … Continue reading

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7.15.07: playing around

Stern, K. (2007). Play me a story: games based on children’s books. Teacher Librarian. Vol. 34, No. 4, April 2007, pg. 30, 5 pgs. (Accessed 7.15.2007 Proquest ID# 1259842131). Kelly Stern writes about the benefits of game playing as an … Continue reading

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7.15.07: Convergence

Jenkins, H. (2006). Convergence culture: Where old and new media collide. New York and London: New York University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0814742815. Convergence Culture is a nonfiction analysis of the effects of new media on popular culture. A professor of Humanities … Continue reading

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