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my email is making me cry

I feel so betrayed. My inbox, once a stable, reliable place, has become a chaotic, shifting world of violent upheaval, much as I imagine a newly-forming planet or the inside of a volcano to be. Email that I KNOW I have read and left in my inbox vanishes. Email that I have read and filed […]

I <3 Prezi

Keynotes. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the ed tech speaker. Her continuing mission: to explore strange new presentation tools; to seek out new ways to keep her audiences awake; to boldly go where no PowerPoint has gone before. I just finished putting together the presentation on the 2009 Horizon Report that I […]

the great email move

As some are aware from my ecstatic tweeting on the topic, I have switched this week from my PC laptop to a new MacBook Pro as my primary work machine. It’s been about five years since I used a Macintosh as my primary machine and I am, well, falling in love all over again. I […]

run, don’t walk, to your nearest web browser

… and download Xobni. It’s out of beta! When I launched Outlook this morning, there was Xobni with a shiny new look. A little bit later, the email from Xobni co-founder Matt Brezina arrived: “Today is an exciting day for Xobni. After seven months of invite-only beta, we’re proud to announce that Xobni is now […]

only the good die young

Microsoft is trying to buy Xobni. Xobni is a fabulous little tool that works with Microsoft Outlook. In fact, I’d phrase it differently. Xobni is a fabulous little tool that makes Microsoft Outlook work. You know that useless search that churns and churns and doesn’t turn up anything remotely useful in the first fifteen minutes? […]

SXSW Interactive 2008

A week ago today I was wrapping up a delightful three-day soak in the 2008 SXSW Interactive Festival… what a treat! I’m putting it on my list for next year’s professional development opportunities. Highlights for me were seeing one of my idols, Kathy Sierra, give a knockout talk that made me want to take up […]

enough with the walled garden already

I am appalled by the news that a student at Ryerson University in Canada faces expulsion for organizing an online study group (linktribution to Bryan Alexander, here and here; see also the Toronto Star and CityNews for additional coverage). The premise seems to be that students used a Facebook group to post answers to homework […]