Ghosts in the Learning Machine

Some things persist , ghosts in the machine. A lot of psychology, popular and obscure, explores and names the old scripts and thought patterns that act as operating system for many people, perpetuating good and bad habits. As we emerge from the experience of remote teaching and learning, the opportunity to look back and reflectContinue reading “Ghosts in the Learning Machine”

Lockdown Takeout: The Magic of the Reading Habit

Every obstacle provides an opportunity for growth. This idea is not new and it is not mine. You see it threaded through tomes in airport bookshops, where charlatans and sheisters claim they discovered this essential truth, ignoring that fact that learned older and wiser minds sorted that out a long time ago. What an opportunityContinue reading “Lockdown Takeout: The Magic of the Reading Habit”

Writing and Technology: The Middle Path

We should be flying our cars by now, not driving. There should be robots in every home and widespread interstellar tourism. The future is always uncertain – wrong assumptions remind us this all the time. Often, it turns out science fiction overestimates the extent and nature of change in our world. Related to this fromContinue reading “Writing and Technology: The Middle Path”