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Dec. 31st, 2020 | 07:18 am

this was originally posted on May 25, 2009 as a normal entry, but I decided, as I seek work and make plans to enter the educational field, to make it 'the entry everyone sees upon arrival'. I have been keeping this blog, almost daily, for 9 years now. When I began, it was very cutting edge to do this - and I was a cutting edge web developer, so all was well. Now I've started to change my career; in 2009, based on some great experiences with kids and a long standing passion for education, I'm reorienting to study for a B.A. in Technology and New Media in Education. But it does mean that there are thousands of entries in this blog that were made in hundreds of moods.

Clay Shirky, teacher in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at N.Y.U as part of a discussion addressing, 'In the online world, is the notion of a public/private divide simply not applicable?'

Privacy used to be enforced by inconvenience; you couldn't just spy on anyone you wanted. Increasingly, though, privacy will have to be enforced by us grownups simply choosing not to look, since it's none of our business.

This discipline isn't just to protect them, it's to protect us. If you're considering a job applicant, and he has some louche photos on the Web, he has a problem. But if one applicant in 10 has similar pictures online, then you've got a problem, because you'll be at a competitive disadvantage for talent, relative to firms that don't spy.

People my age tut-tut at kids, telling them that we wouldn't have put those photos up when we were young, but we're lying. We'd have done it in a heartbeat, but no one ever offered us the chance.

I invite anyone who wants to get to know me to dive into my journal. You'll get to know me, and I like that! Just keep Shirky in mind :-)

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Hypnotism Demonstration at WorldCon

from: anonymous
date: Aug. 2nd, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Farah Mendlesohn of Anticipation Programming has told me you might be interested in volunteering as a demonstration subject in my hypnotism lecture/demo. Can we get together for an hour or two beforehand to determine if you are a suitable subject and do a little preparation to ensure that the demonstration at the lecture goes smoothly. I shall need two or three subjects at the lecture (20:00 Saturday if you didn't know - conflicts with the Masquerade) and will be checking out rather more volunteers than that to ensure that I have enough on the night. I arrive in Montreal late on Wednesday the 5th and may not get email very often once the Con starts - but I shall be checking the Voodoo Message Board at the main entrance to 210 Exhibit Hall from time to time. I will also see SMS messages sent to my (UK) cellphone number +44 7785-305598 and my email (which is fine until I leave England on the 5th) is james@jbryant.eu. Thank you for volunteering - James

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