Nlowell's Blog – April 2007 Archive (3)

Forty-Two Years Ago

I'm having a reflective day today.



A page fell out of my scrap book this morning and reminded me that April, 1965, was when I won second prize in the junior high school science fair for my home-built computer. It was a five-bit binary adder. It only won second prize because the high school science and math teachers doing the judging really didn't see the value in an arithmetic that had only a 1 and a 0.



Over the last forty-odd years, I've changed base technology about every… Continue

Added by nlowell on April 6, 2007 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

It's About the Kids

Chris Craft made an excellent point in our discussion yesterday:



After all, this is about the kids sitting in my classroom right now, and what is best for them, where best is defined as supported by

research, best practice, etc.




This has been echoing in my head ever since I read it.



I agree and support this sentiment.



But I feel compelled to point out that driver's ed teachers need to know how to drive. Part of what makes a… Continue

Added by nlowell on April 3, 2007 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday, Blogs!

I picked up this item in my 'gator from Doc Searls.



For those who thought that blogging was something new, ten years ago today, Dave Winer started blogging.



Despite the date today, I believe this is the real birthday of blogs.



Some will dispute this -- there's no acknowledgement of Dave Winer in the Wikipedia entry, for example… Continue

Added by nlowell on April 1, 2007 at 10:10am — 3 Comments

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