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Ken Caldwell
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I am a marketing communications professional and Adobe Certified Expert specializing in creative writing, graphic design and publishing.
I am a marketing communications professional and Adobe Certified Expert specializing in creative writing, graphic design and publishing.

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On the necessity of writing rituals:

“Writing involves a bit of shamanism in which you’re both guide and space- and time-traveling subject. Discovering what it is that you need to travel tells you something about your version of Habitual Self and also about the kind of writing you’re born to do.”

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Here's an interesting piece about “how journalism works differently from academic writing: Editing for general-interest publications varies vastly from editing for journal articles or peer reviews for books.”

“The point was not to drone on and on in my writing, to show off everything I had ever read. The point was to communicate something meaningful to an audience of readers who would be interested in the substance and style of what I wrote.”

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This Chronicle piece touches on my longstanding exasperation of “athletes articulating.” I like 'em best when they're strong and silent—doing incredible things physiologically and not presuming to inspire with their vocabulary. But maybe the sports journalist is to blame. Why even ask an athlete to expound on their performance? Why should Usain Bolt be extended a microphone during primetime television? He says the same thing every time: “Number one all day, every day.” How thoughtful!

But as this article points out, overuse of the word “obviously” is tiresome.

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Here's a refreshing perspective on the Internet of Things and its potential in higher education.

“How will learning be changed when everything is tracked? How has learning already been changed by the tracking we already do? ... We must approach the Internet of Things as a space of learning, not as a way to monitor and regulate.”

http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/6/winona-ryder-and-the-internet-of-things

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The importance of architecture and design is the emphasis of this interesting NYTimes piece on work space in higher education.

“So much of contemporary design for innovation involves adding friction to people’s work lives, as unexpected encounters (with people, with different spaces, with art) are supposed to lead to unexpected ideas.”

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Long photo captions are cut off in Google+ in Chrome. This doesn't happen with other browsers. Is this a known issue that will ever be fixed?

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/photos/wXmMh0vkDgI

https://plus.google.com/+NathanNg1/posts/KsVp1qY1dcz

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I'm delighted to hear classic Herzog in the detached and superlative phrase during the opening lines of his new film: “[The internet is] one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.” And by his existential question, "Does the internet dream of itself?"

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This piece raises a good question about whether consumers are even ready for gigabit speeds. That kind of bandwidth is great in theory, and sure, it might be “future proofing,” but differentiating applications for residential use just aren't there yet. Let's just get this out of the way: Your Netflix stream doesn't get better with gigabit.

I attended a Merit Member Conference in May, and one of the panels invited ideas from the audience about potential gigabit applications. Discussion centered around big industry use cases, like health care diagnostics, automotive computing, smart city infrastructure, and data intensive tools like IBM's Watson supercomputer.

At the consumer level, perhaps there will someday be large-scale virtual reality experiences streamed over gigabit connections. But besides Björk Digital [https://goo.gl/D3rHcc], I'm not seeing the content demands yet.
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