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The American Caliban
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- The "Trump Blog" is well worth reading. Today's entry is from the Donald's "Chief Learning Officer", who has a ten point plan for reforming higher education that made me so happy I had to do the mambo with the cat for a while. Special points for using the phrase "just in time", although #10 is really the best after you've read the first 9.
- I remembered today how much I liked Borges' Library of Babel.
- Here, have lots and lots of mushroom cloud pictures.
- Since the Japanese have concreted over their entire nation with pork-barrel corruption construction projects, it's time for the natural progression to blowing cash on a useless new Concorde.
- In smaller, more insidious aircraft news, they're making evil animatronic birds to spy on us.
- ¡Cuidado! ¡Hay llamas!
- Mulder, watch out! ROGUE SQUIRREL!
Today's entry is from the Donald's "Chief Learning Officer",
Oh my god, it's Roger Schank! He was a bigwig/wingnut at Northwestern when I was there. Read about his horrors here, by the Robot Wisdom guy, who used to work for Schank.
That Borges story just about broke my brain the first time I read it a few years back. In the best possible way. Thanks for posting that, didn't know it was online.
Who says its a Camberwell Carrot?
I do. I invented it in Camberwell, and it looks like a carrot.
(God, I love that movie.)
Hey Harvard's great FUN and all, but don't you crave something a bit more serious? Well, pull up a patio chair and fire up that five year-old Packard Bell, it's time to get your learn on!
The one that broke me was his assertion that you get to graduate if you amass a certain number of credits. WOULD THAT THIS WERE TRUE!
2005-08-25 04:20 pm (UTC)
so according to donald, we could make the university a vocational training experience. maybe corporations could determine if an individual has become proficient in class x and can determine if s/he passes the class. too bad for critical thinking and discourse, maybe we could give no child left behind tests to determine if the university professor is worthy.