The web and the "tyranny of choice" The "tyranny of choice" is an appropriate way to describe our society's relationship with information and the internet. I plan to eventually write about why the problem of Total Noise is among the most significant intellectual challenges faced by
Several months ago, I decided to start taking my "digital footprint" a little more seriously. Like most people these days, several parts of my job require me to be active online, and through the projects I work on, I am closely involved with web development and on the
The first instalment in Trent Recommends is Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be?, a “novel” that shows the promise and emotional range of an emerging talent in Canadian literature. Heti documents and explores the tense process of growing up (or not), working (or failing to work), and living
The 20th anniversary of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest just passed. This is the abridged version of what Infinite Jest has come to mean in my life through my trials and tribulations with the novel's first episode. There may be mild spoilers but I try not to reveal too much.
Clint Lalonde's blog is one of the inspirations for my (re)commitment to blogging, and he regularly shares perceptive commentary about the role of openly licensed content in education. As you can tell from his blog, he also knows his way around ed-tech. Here's a quote from his recent post,