Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.” From T.H. White, The Once and Future King…

More on teens and social mediahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gYOkHq-27o&feature=player_embedded

Read this article I’ve handed out, or read it here — http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/weekinreview/27kelly.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=slut&st=cseLet’s discuss…

(To learn more about how “social media” and teen behavior is being viewed by (interesting) social scientists, check out more on Dana Boyd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmoc9F6fceQ&NR=1)

Some of you are now blogging, some of you are copying blogs from other people and passing it off as your own, which brings us to copyright, the creative commons, and who owns what you produce….

Here’s is one of the more interesting and trans-formative characters in the argument/debate over copyright: Larry Lessig:

Of course, the WWW always seems to get the final say, as when Lessig appeared on the Colbert Report —


And of course, this happened (surely at Colbert intended):

But Lessig tries to get the last word!


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