Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 14, 2011 - 7:39pm
The kids I celebrated in my early books as “digital natives,” capable of seeing through all efforts of big media and marketing, have actually proven less able to discern the integrity of the sources they read and the intentions of the programs they use than we struggling adults are. If they don’t know what the programs they’re using are even for, they don’t stand a chance at using them effectively. They’re less likely to become power users than the used. It is our job as educators to change all this. We’re our students’ best chance of becoming media—or new media—literate.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 14, 2011 - 1:58pm
The anniversary will probably be observed in silence.
A week from Tuesday, when the Supreme Court returns from its midwinter break and hears arguments in two criminal cases, it will have been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken during a court argument.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 13, 2011 - 1:00am
When I last wrote about the quest to get free phone calls forever, a number of readers wrote to point out a very sneaky trick that lets you achieve that frugal heaven — even from your cellphone. Yes, it’s a way to get free cellphone calls, without listening to an ad, without being in Wi-Fi, without using any minutes.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 12, 2011 - 5:27pm
Many lawyers have fantasized about putting their practice on hold and making a movie, but few actually do it.
Even fewer can say their maiden effort landed them a coveted spot at an internationally renowned film festival.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on February 8, 2011 - 11:03am
From earliest times, the plight of the stranger, the outsider, has always made for a great story. In the Old Testament, Ruth follows her bereaved mother-in-law, Naomi, and embraces a new culture, customs (and husband) to make a home for them in a land far from her own. From ancient texts to the present day, perhaps this is what reading is always about — finding a space to explore worlds and lives that are not our own, to look in on places where we don't belong.