Thanks for this Aaron, a great read, with many great quotes, my fave:
Perhaps the most straightforward definition of neoliberalism comes from the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, who calls it “a programme for destroying collective structures that may impede the pure market logic”.
The whole thing might be harsh to mindfulness practitioners who are very socially engaged, but the parallels with environmental problems and solutions is powerful.
NB: Engaged Buddhism
Aaron, That would be wonderful, but I’d guess not good for Apple, or many other tech companies in the short term.
I knee-jerking a response here, I’ve used macs since my first computer in 1995.
Macs have been more sustainable for me than PCs for most folk I know. I don’t get a new one often and they have lasted me a long time.
I dislike the barriers to geekiness that are developing everywhere, both in hardware and, of more import to me, software. It seems harder to play around in an amateur way. Security stops scripts from less professional folk from working. Web APIs move out of reach or are shut down. (I exempt Flickrand OpenSteetMaps). I’d like to see more sustainability there too. Probably not going to.
Great story Aaron, the linked webpage is beautiful too.
Jeffery Zeldman argues that in being unable to pay mortgage associated with the web, we have become indebted to the mob that is platform capitalism. This has led us into the money trap, which demands unrealistic rewards that care more about clicks than community. Zeldman’s suggestion on how to fix…
Aaron points to Nothing Fails Like Success (A List Apart).
Aaron links to several fellow travellers reactions that make great reading too.
Aaron’s own blogging has gone a long way along the IndieWeb path and is a excellent one to follow.
I love what you are doing with your Newsletter on several levels:
- A great set of personal and professional links gathered from an amazingly wide range.
- The way the links weave into your site.
The linked post: Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet and the thread on @audreywatters’s tweet are fascinating.
I think of instagram as a nice silo for sharing and liking photos in a casual way (I like being liked too). It went bad when it removed the ‘time’ from the timeline. (I don’t like its lack of interoperability much either).
I don’t think I follow any influencers so this is a world outside my ken.
The idea of using instagram as a way of showing a shiny classroom has some of the same problems at tweeting to my mind. Not that my blogging is a great example of sharing classroom practise.
I am not sure about the Teachers Pay Teachers, concept. I feel a slight distaste, but am not sure why.
In Glow Blogs, we have the Glow Blogs Reader (Follow Blogs)
The Glow blogs reader allows you to ‘follow’ a number of Glow Blogs. In following blogs you will be able to see which of these blogs has been updated in your dashboard rather than have to visit each site to check for updates.
Useful because 1. it allows you to follow private blogs which an RSS Reader will not and 2. For teachers unfamiliar with RSS and readers it will be a lot simpler.
It doesn’t have the facility to mark off or record posts that you have commented on which is of interest to Aaron.
Maybe there were some things that I would have changed, however considering the current state of things, I was again pretty lucky this year.
Personally, our children have continued to grow up. The youngest has progressed from learning how to climb the ladder to get on the trampoline to now utilisin…
A great read and review of Aaron’s year. Just following the links from his newspaper will take some time, but it will be well spent. Aaron’s take and his pull quotes make fascinating reading.