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Comment by Jeff VanDrimmelen on April 9, 2007 at 6:18pm
Wow! This social network thing is great. I hadn't even thought of either of these comments. You make a great point. It is exciting to me because I am doing these things... but to someone not doing it, they could get offended. Thanks for the insight Claude!
Comment by Claude Almansi on April 9, 2007 at 5:09pm
Unlike Durff, I loved the perfect fit between word animation and music. But the text message remains terroristically pushy in spite of the music coating. If I were a teacher hesitating about using the tools advocated in the video, the browbeating through stats and imperative verbs would certainly put me off.

In fact, it strongly reminded me of a conference in 1995 where sociolizing zealots of the internet were munching McLuhanoid mantras about it. I left muttering "The expense of bullsh*t in a waste of sham" and never went near a modem for the next 3 years.

Then in 1998 the people at the vocational teachers' training institute asked if I would do translations for an "ICT in education" project. My line as a translator was literary essays, but I needed the money, so I said yes if you tell me what ICT means and let me ask as many other questions as I need".

And THAT was interesting. The project was about bringing distance training possibilities to isolated Alpine valleys. They were using a "learning platform" that looked like a village. I wanted to use one too, because my students were corresponding with a class in another part of the country, but I was teaching in middle school and that platform was for vocational schools only. So the other teacher and I opened an MSN community instead.

That was Web 0.9 - 1.0 time. But the point remains the same. If you tell folks they are a criminally backwards inefficient bunch, they'll crawl back into their shells, If you show them something that's close enough to what they need, they'll get interested.
Comment by Jeff VanDrimmelen on April 9, 2007 at 9:01am
Great point Durff... It is really 1.0 isn't it? I didn't think about that. I personally didn't make the video, I just liked it and thought some others might find it useful too so I posted it up here.

So are you offering the remake?
Comment by Durff on April 9, 2007 at 8:47am
Nice message, nice music, nice Web 1.0 video. How can you change it to align with your web 2.0 message? I got bored after the 3 slide - maybe I'm just becoming like those digital natives...


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