Less is more: keeping your focus clear

Chad’s post about using marshmallows to get students into understanding project management trade-offs reminds me not only of the simple Lego game that I use to explore communication difficulties, but also a more general point about simplicity. Building on the ideas I’ve been writing about in recent weeks (here, here and here), one theme that joins […]

Death and the Modem

As I sit here, surrounded by my desktop, three laptops, a smart phone and a new modem/wifi box, I wonder if it’s possible to become overly dependent on technology.  The scene has been necessitated by the death of the old modem, which had lasted a good six years, and the problems of getting its fancy-pants […]