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My Thoughts About Technology

Rhetoric versus reality in college major choices

Higher Education has come under fire recently for many issues, including costs, political bias, value, and transgressions of a few for-profit colleges. Ironically, the information and data are so vast and contrasting on these issues that interpretation of it all takes, well, a college education and solid information literacy skills. Two bits of information I Read more about Rhetoric versus reality in college major choices[…]

Think “Viral” will Drive Users to Your Electronic Channels? Think Again!

For over 15 years I have been telling clients to allocate marketing dollars for two separate areas: improving channels and bringing users to the channels. Some get it. A few do not. Making sure your channel gets visitors seems obvious. If you spent thousands of dollars to produce an event for your company and only Read more about Think “Viral” will Drive Users to Your Electronic Channels? Think Again![…]

Jobs transforms our digital lives, even in death

Wednesday evening I was teaching a class of Seniors in our Capstone course. We began with some project management discussion and then transitioned into reports for each team on our class project. At some point while I was pontificating about start-to-finish or scope definition someone just blurted out, “Dr Kline, you know that Steve Jobs Read more about Jobs transforms our digital lives, even in death[…]

Info Filtering: evil minion of technology or acknowledgement we’re biased?

The transition from the newspaper model of “many eyeballs” to the Google model of “targeted eyeballs” has consequences – one of them is filtering. Eli Pariser (from moveon.org) has a whole theory on “filtering bubbles” and the way important results might be filtered for individuals on the web. Pariser has some good points, which you Read more about Info Filtering: evil minion of technology or acknowledgement we’re biased?[…]