Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

Recent posts

Survey Update

Here's an update on responses to the survey I posted a couple of weeks ago. 172 people have responded at this point; it's encouraging that priorities are rel...
July 29, 2010

Mark Guzdial on Software Carpentry

Mark Guzdial, a leading researcher in computing education, blogged a few days ago about the Texas Advanced Computing Center's training program for computatio...
July 28, 2010

Interview with David Wallace

CivSource has posted an interview with David Wallace, the City of Toronto’s CIO, about open data. I’m really pleased to see things are still moving ahead — w...
July 24, 2010

An Idea Whose Time Is Long Overdue

When I blogged about App Inventor for Android a couple of days ago, I focused on the fact that it’s closed source. What I didn’t say, but should have, is tha...
July 22, 2010

Apparently We’re Less Creative

Apparently we’re becoming less creative. Well, Americans are, anyway, according to research reported in Newsweek (and repeated elsewhere): Kyung Hee Kim at t...
July 22, 2010