Applications are being developed for a 17 KHz sound that young people can hear but adults can’t. Apparently by about 25 we lose the ability to hear such high-pitched sounds. It started out as a deterrent for shops etc. to play loudly and discourage teens from loitering. Then in a
Monthly Archives: September 2006
To start podcasting you create an audio file and make it available via the Web … but that’s not yet the whole of podcasting (it’s just an audio file on the Web). As a colleague explained to me yesterday, an important element of podcasting is the subscription element. Users “subscribe”
Apple are sending out a suite of law-suits to protect the word “pod” as used in the word podcasting. They have targeted iPodder – which I can understand – it’s the “i” and the “pod” used together that is their trademark. However I don’t see how they can win on
On my wall is a cartoon from Claire Bretecher called Creation. It’s from a Sunday newspaper more years ago than I care to remember. And it’s all about procrastination. This seems to be the modern version of the idea… * Gotta Get My Stuff DoneAnother funny video is: * Communication
I’ve been looking into podcasting, now that I am working closely with the people responsible for the IMPALA project. Here’s an article from CBBC about schools podcasting Assignment: podcast from BT“A mini-website dedicated to providing pupils and teachers with everything they need to know to make their own internet audio
I did some research on intranets when I had a job interview. I didn’t go for the job in the end, but it seems a shame to waste the info, so here it is! Key intranet functionality Home page – with links to various parts of the web site and
http://www.jorum.ac.uk/about/index.html Jorum is a JISC-funded collaborative venture in UK Higher and Further Education to collect and share learning and teaching materials, allowing their reuse and repurposing, and standing as a national statement of the importance of creating interoperable, sustainable materials.
Also here A meme contest earlier in the year (May 2006) to find out what makes blogs popular. From Kevin Lim at theory.isthereason – a very interesting and reasoned blog about academia, technology and blogging.
“Divergent men who are successful are lauded in our society as leaders, entrepreneurs, go-getters. Divergent men who do not succeed are seen as impulsive, unreliable, fool-hardy. Divergent women are altogether a different story—seen as bossy, headstrong, domineering, uncontrolled and uncontrollable. Ah, what we miss by our definitional limits!” Guess whose