Education: Picnic basket or scavenger hunt?

I subscribe to a wonderful newsletter about design, produced by a wise and creative fellow named John McWade (publishes a newsletter called Before and After) – he passed along this tidbit – that frames a basic problem in our education prospects going forward, in every profession.  Here’s the excerpted story: “{After a conference …} AtContinue reading “Education: Picnic basket or scavenger hunt?”

The Mathematics of History

Another interesting perspective on trend analysis in history.  Yes it’s a TED talk, by Jean-Baptiste Michel, taped at the TED conference this February: The mathematics of history. Not that this topic hasn’t been addressed in the past, but with the advent of BigData, and other powerful new computing models and paradigms, the analysis of theContinue reading “The Mathematics of History”