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    'When it is announced that today was the hottest or coldest or wettest day, “since records began”, the beginnings of those records were things that ordinary people, rather than professional scientists, produced.' http://bit.ly/1Jgs09Z
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      'These are the sheep' http://www.carnamah.com.au/readymade-farms/page08 Imagine buying your new 'ready made' farm on the other side of the world based on a brochure like this.
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        Wineburg should meet Gove. 'It is doubtful that teaching these students more facts about the American Revolution would help them do better on this task when they remain ignorant of the basic heuristics used to create historical interpretations'
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          Ha, I've just realised the last time I came here to post it was prompted by the same article. He's too wordy for twitter crit.
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            Sometimes the best thing you can do with a technology is leave it to others. Contra 'few of these museums have created online publications that truly advance technology in any practical way. None of them created new features for collecting articles'
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              Interesting article but why should museums create 'new features for collecting articles, annotating them, or participating in their making' when most conversation happens elsewhere? http://rhizome.org/editorial/2015/mar/12/global-audiences-zero-visitors/
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                (One day people will re-discover app.net and read these and I'll be in for a shock)
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                  Things I'm not putting in an article, n in a series: tool making in the digital humanities as cargo cult from people who saw others get attention for making tools but don't actually have research questions or methodological theories behind their projects?
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                    Problems that really shouldn't be solved with technology first, 1 in an infinite series: 'Digital information available for people in galleries and museums, who want more information but don’t have confidence to speak to members of staff.'
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                      'Most museums have yet to catch up to that reality, however, repeatedly turning a blind eye to technology, rather than recognizing it could be used to deliver an experience unique to every visitor.' Zzzzzzz... Let's make 2015 the year of less lazy PR
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                        If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. -Desmond Tutu, clergyman (b. 1931)
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                          Do you know anyone interested in World War One history? Or have you ever wanted to try historical research after watching something like Who Do You Think You Are? Help collect soldiers’ experiences of WWI in their own words http://bit.ly/1tpjNnJ
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                            'Soap is an inexpensive, readily available and easily worked material that is steadily gaining in popularity as a wholesome and interesting avocational carving medium.' Sometimes I love the OED. Actually, I always love the OED.
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                              If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world. -Claude Pepper, senator and representative (1900-1989)
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                                It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. -Edith Hamilton, educator and writer (1867-1963)
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                                  'inside these newsrooms, there is no apparent debate over whether it’s any different to embed a tweet from the President of the United States or from a vulnerable young activist' https://medium.com/message/f33b16d780f9
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                                    'It is unrealistic to expect a researcher to invest the time to learn how to use a database simply to determine whether or not it contains what he (sic) seeks' http://dlib.anu.edu.au/dlib/july14/deridder/07deridder.html
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                                      …a silver teaspoon made in the 18th century in Sheffield would be classified as 'Industrial Art' in Birmingham City Museum, 'Decorative Art' at Stoke on Trent, 'Silver' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and 'Industry' at Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield.
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                                        Coursera now asking about your goals for a course: mastering the course material by working through the exercises and earning a certificate; learning the course material mainly by watching most of the lectures; I'm just checking out the course for now.