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My One Question

What would you ask?  If you could ask only one question of the candidates for the presidency of the United States what would it be?  710 more words


Quote of the Day

People need new tools to work with rather than new tools that work for them.

—Ivan Illich


Deschooling Society. Learning in the Networked Era

In the past decade the architect’s role, and consequently the way knowledge about architecture is shared, have undergone a radical shift. Several pedagogical experiments that have emerged in the past years can be understood as a clear response to the generalised – and problematic – economic, social and political situation. 880 more words


Vernacular Values: Remembering Ivan Illich

By Andy Merrifield

I’ve been revisiting the great maverick radical Ivan Illich, who died in 2002, aged 76. Illich was an Austrian who had no real homeland, a Jew who became a Catholic, a Priest who denounced the Vatican, a global intellectual who toured continents on foot. 2,618 more words

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Google Photos and the Ideal of Passive Pervasive Documentation

I’ve been thinking, recently, about the past and how we remember it. That this year marks the 20th anniversary of my high school graduation accounts for some of my reflective reminiscing. 2,472 more words


Self-Served: The Threat to Brands from Customer Self Service

xraydelta has previously used the story of how a visit in the 1950s to the U.S. supermarket chain, Piggly Wiggly, by some senior Toyota executives who, the story goes, originally came to tour the Ford plant in Detroit but ended up more inspired by what they saw at Piggly Wiggly (see… 881 more words

Performance Improvement

attraversare il mondo pedalando

«Le tentazioni alla passività, che molti individui subiscono nella relazione con i vari mezzi di comunicazione, svaniscono non appena si mettono in sella; diventano responsabili di loro stessi e ne sono subito consapevoli. 814 more words