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Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the Humanity of the Web

BBC News interviews Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the Web, about the Web today. I feel that we need to individually work on putting good things on it, finding ways to protect ourselves from accidentally finding the bad stuff, and that at the end of the day, a lot of the problems of bad…

BBC News interviews Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the Web, about the Web today.

I feel that we need to individually work on putting good things on it, finding ways to protect ourselves from accidentally finding the bad stuff, and that at the end of the day, a lot of the problems of bad information out there, things that you don’t like, are problems with humanity.

This is humanity which is communicating over the web, just as it’s communicating over so many other different media. I think it’s a more complicated question we have to; first of all, make it a universal medium, and secondly we have to work to make sure that that it supports the sort of society that we want to build on top of it.

The Web is the culture of the world. Cultures not only influence the people within them but people in turn influence the culture themselves. The Web is what we have made it to be and it can be whatever we wish it to be. We are connecting to it everyday more than just electronically. In fact, over time we’ll realize more and more that everything around us, including each one of us, is connected more than we know.

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Tribes Learning Communities

The Tribes process is aimed at educators to help them transform their school environments so that students have a more enjoyable learning experience in discovering what their talents are through group collaboration. My deep conviction after a lifetime of work in education, youth development and systems change is that rather than focusing on “fixing kids”…

The Tribes process is aimed at educators to help them transform their school environments so that students have a more enjoyable learning experience in discovering what their talents are through group collaboration.

My deep conviction after a lifetime of work in education, youth development and systems change is that rather than focusing on “fixing kids” we need to fix the environments that impact their lives every day. Six or more hours in school each day in a strong and caring community culture are enough to help children discover a love of learning, self and social responsibility for their lives.

Imagine a world where every community, organization, or nation put more emphasis on fixing its culture and environment instead of blaming the people within it?

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Richard Koch’s Living The 80/20 Way

Richard Koch has an interesting website that talks about using the 80/20 principle (or Pareto Principle) to live your life. Along these lines, how about the following? Don’t save time, savour it. Don’t have habits, have rituals.

Richard Koch has an interesting website that talks about using the 80/20 principle (or Pareto Principle) to live your life. Along these lines, how about the following?

  • Don’t save time, savour it.
  • Don’t have habits, have rituals.