Blog

This blog rounds up my posts from around the web, including for the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and Medium.

Technological leapfrogging

I have a story in today's Toronto Star on Leapfrogging the Technology Gap. The story looks at communities or even whole countries in the developing world that are using information and communication technologies to leapfrog directly from being an agricultural to an...

From diatribe to dialogue

It's been an exciting 48 hours here on alexandrasamuel.com. It's been swell hearing from all the folks who were shocked, outraged or otherwise engaged by my digressions (in November, and this week) on the subject of Condoleezza Rice's political science career, but I...

Blogging initiation rites

I guess I'm now a real blogger: I've had my first and second thrashings at the hands of fellow bloggers. My offending entry suggested that Condoleezza Rice be excommunicated from the (admittedly permeable) bounds of political science on the grounds of gross...

How we work

My find of the day is web log that keeps track of comments and quotations by artists, writers, and other accomplished folk on their work habits and style. Makes for interesting reading.

Web-based project management

As part of my ongoing love-in with 43 Things, I looked into its development environment, something called Ruby on Rails. Ruby is a programming language that claims to be easy for even a new programmer to learn. Rails is a web application framework for Ruby; it sounds...

43 Things

My new favourite web site is something called 43 Things, which I discovered through Nancy White's blog. You can't find out what 43 Things is if you don' t have an account, and you can't get an account without an invitation. No wonder I just HAD to get in. Happily...

The art and science of bookmarks

Like anyone whose work not only uses the Internet, but actually concerns the Internet itself, I am really dependent on bookmark management to keep track of my work and resources. As a Mac user I've recently returned to using URL Manager Pro, a client-side tool that...

Geeks for world peace

Here's a great use for your favourite young techie: NetCorps Canada International offers young Canadians the opportunity to participate in exciting volunteer information and communication technology internships in developing countries....NetCorps Interns are placed...

Online training course for eModerators

The UK's Hansard Society is offering a training course for eModerators. The course begins on January 17, 2005, and will take place entirely online. It runs over a five week period, during which participants will need to spend about 5 hours per week online. It will...

Government RSS, push and pull

Wired has a story on how the US government is using RSS as a tool for communicating with the public. This is great news, since RSS is a nice way of bridging "push" and "pull" (remember how trendy that distinction used to be?) The Wired story links to RSS Gov, a web...

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