So, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario has decided that Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister and the person generally credited for bringing Canada together as a nation (well, for the most part, anyway), is actually a genocidal fascist. Consequently, his name is to be stripped from the sides of schools as he… Continue reading Together we can rewrite history
Oscar Wilde wrote, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth”. If Wilde had been alive today, he may have just as easily been talking about communication across the internet. It has given a voice to multitudes who may have previously… Continue reading Building virtual teams…literally
We all know the most effective way to communicate with an audience is one-on-one. However, in a world of information overload, it is a greater challenge than ever to communicate directly on an individual level. Still, organizations must have the ability to engage their publics and keep their attention long enough to pass on meaningful… Continue reading “One-on-one” on a global scale
Perspective. It’s that thing that you need now but probably only acquired in hindsight. We rely on news agencies to give us information and we generally expect it to be delivered in a balanced and unbiased way, devoid of opinion or editorializing, leaving us to draw our own conclusions. Our relationship with the news media… Continue reading In the beginning…the earth was a formless void
Vic-20…Commodore 64…Windows 95…feeling nostalgic, yet? It is hard to imagine a time when the likes of Bill Gates couldn't even fathom a computer being as common as any household appliance or that governments would be passing laws to prevent things like cyberbullying? Back then, I was just happy to find what I was looking for on… Continue reading Look back to look ahead
The 60’s ushered in the age of television as parents struggled to understand it’s mind-numbing spell on their children. In the 70’s, fantasy and role playing games were turning teenagers into blood-thirsty killers. In the 80’s, heavy metal music was creating legions of devil worshippers with their satanic messages. In the 90’s, video games were… Continue reading 13 reasons why…why not?
Schrodinger’s cat…it is easy enough to explain but a little harder to really understand. Essentially, there was a commonly held theory in the field of quantum mechanics that a thing can exist in all its forms until you observe it and then it has to take one of those forms. So, until you observe it,… Continue reading Waterskiing cats and other red herrings