Smoke Signals

Smoke Sig­nals. A man­i­festo for mak­ing the next one bil­lion sec­onds about dis­trib­uted, open, and secure soft­ware plat­forms. We should no longer sur­ren­der our most vital per­sonal details to a closed-source sys­tem. It’s your social data, own it.

Paperworks / Padworks

Dif­fi­cult to pull just one quote from the recent Mark Pesce arti­cle but this is my favorite:

we need to think of every edu­ca­tor in Aus­tralia as a con­trib­u­tor of value.  More than that, we need to think of every stu­dent in Aus­tralia as a con­trib­u­tor of value.  That’s the vital gap that must be crossed.

The arti­cle is one of the clearer state­ments of what we can do in edu­ca­tion by incre­men­tally chang­ing ourselves.