Friday, July 20, 2007

Geology, My Mum & Web 2.0

My Mum has had a lifelong passion for rocks. She was one of those teachers who got infectiously over-excited about her subject. And with a little help from yours truly she's now doing great things with blogs & wikis!

One of the most exciting things she's doing is Earth Learning Idea. 2008 is The International Year of Planet Earth. And for this, she and some colleagues are producing simple geology-related activities with the intent of helping teachers to teach about the Earth.

The activities will be stored at the Earth Learning Idea wiki that she's created. There's an example activity posted here. The blog is being used to help spread the idea, announce publication of the activities and generally to tell people what's going on.

Earth Learning Idea has gone multi-national and intercontinental already. Selling to Google is the next milestone, well, sort of.

If you know anyone who would be interested in this, please forward the link on.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

PS3 Elegy

A disappointed gamer bemoans the quality of the PS3.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Plannerly Strolling

I saw an advert for the Green Chain on the train last night. I was amused to note that it is one of London's hyperbolically titled "strategic walking routes". How does one walk strategically? Perhaps they are routes reserved for planners to conjour magic about brands and customers.