Programming Links for February 22, 2009

Kimberly Blessing: The Seventh Grade: So when I keep hearing about this crucial sixth/seventh grade time period for young girls, I can’t help but think back to my own experience around these grades. I didn’t lose interest in computers (or science or math) in seventh grade, but I was certainly separated from them. As time […]

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Emma tells jokes

And this won’t surprise my friends – she tells them better than me! “Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!” “Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven ate nine!” “Whats black and white and red all over? The newspaper!” Her timing is great. Her knock knock jokes need […]

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There’s a paradox at work – Social Software and Media links for Thursday

Clay Shirky: Help, the Price of Information Has Fallen, and It Can’t Get Up The interesting thing about this piece, written way back in 1995, is that it leaves wide open the concept of information. Just what is information? People instinctively grasp for “facts” as their definition. But in computing, we think otherwise. Can music […]

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Thought provokers, a link dump for Thursday morning

Psychology Today: The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment ScientificAmerican: The Serious Need for Play defmacro: Taming Perfectionism NYTimes Book Review: Reality Intrudes on an Undercover Mental Patient Cognitive Daily: Would we still obey? The first replication of Milgram’s work in over 30 years The Frontal Cortex :Kandel on Psychotherapy NewScientist: […]

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More reading on the ongoing crash

slacktivist: Some folks’ world – predatory rent increases in trailer parks. Daniel Rubin: Daniel Rubin: The bailouts passed him by Aaron Swartz’s Raw Thought: How Depressions Work NYTimes: Welfare Aid Isn’t Growing as Economy Drops Off Suburban Guerrilla: Welfare Rolls Are Not Going Up. Why? Yahoo!: Folding dealers shock car buyers with unpaid liens NYTimes: […]

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Music links related to class

YouTube: Son House – Preachin’ the Blues YouTube: Son House – Levee Camp Blues YouTube: Blind Willie McTell – “Boll Weevil” IMEEM: Muddy Watters – I Be’s Troubled YouTube: Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit YouTube: Ma Rainey – Booze And Blues YouTube: Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon – Will the Circle Be Unbroken YouTube: Bessie Smith […]

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Give the money to us

Jon Stewart challenges Lawrence Lindsey and asks Lindsey about the viability of Stewart’s own plan – giving the bailout money to the people of the United States to pay of their debts, which in turn, brings liquidity back to the banks. CNN Money Summit: Your questions answered “Why can’t we split the money among taxpayers?” […]

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