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Web Design Can't Fix Digital Illiteracy

For some time now, I’ve argued that it should be possible to create digital interfaces that are intuitive enough for anyone to pick up and use successfully regardless of previous experience or knowledge. 511 more words

Library

For the last time...

Okay, the paranoia I predicted last week?  Yup…

Here’s the deal: To catch Ebola, you’ve got to come in contact with the bodily fluids of somebody who’s… 407 more words

Planning

Red Post-Election Blues.

There was a kind of depressed lull after the Sept 20 election, none of us on the left had much to say. I was overtaken with post-election blues; a kind of energy-sapping disappointment, frustration and despair. 703 more words

Social Activism

Mindless fun

Nothing really substantive as such, this week–work’s been hell, and we’ve been helping a friend get a wedding together…  Which is not to say that nothing’s going on in the world.  326 more words

Critical Thought

Prohibitive Library Signs

In the library world, few issues are more divisive than the use of prohibitive signs.

On the one hand, there are those librarians who see prohibitive signs in libraries as a very bad thing. 1,083 more words

Library

What is critical thinking?

Embedded in the sharply polarized debates between political parties is a great slugfest on the teaching of US history. Many on the Right want a “patriotic” curriculum, while the Left insists that the Right is determined to abolish “critical thought” that the Leftists believe they uphold, without blemishes. 979 more words

Secular Progressives

When You Feel Like Praxis Doesn't Live up to Theory

Today

I don’t feel like listening,

all I want to do is sit.

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I want to sit with my

thoughts about revolution,

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Activism