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Richard Sebastian
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<a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>

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OK, all this other "free education" stuff was just kid's play. NOW MOOCs can really start disruptin' higher ed. 

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Richard Sebastian was in a video call. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>

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Hero of the Internet #74

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/indias-last-telegram-will-be-sent-in-july/276913/

You might want to hang on to this. STOP. It might be worth something someday. STOP. Text me when you get it. STOP.

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One of my goals for 2012 is to watch as many of the movies on Roger Ebert's list of Great Movies as I can--at least the ones I haven't already seen. Next up: Bergman's Franny and Alexander.

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20041205%2FREVIEWS08%2F412050302%2F1023

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Ever since I read this at breakfast yesterday, I've been trying to figure out if Aaron Swartz is someone I look up to or not. I think I do, but I'm not sure how far to go with our protests. "Information wants to be free" is on the list of movements I support, but I'm not sure it's in the top five of my passions. I do admire Aaron Swartz for doing his hacking in a public way, which, in my mind does rank him with American heroes of civil disobedience. Do his acts give us permission, encourage us to follow in his footsteps? Is this the kind of hacking we should be teaching our students to do if they also believe that putting work behind pay-walls is "private theft of public culture." I'm still thinking this through. Here's one thing I think though: every time we photocopy an article for a class or upload something illegally to a file sharing network or box, we should consider where we are on the battle to make information free. It shouldn't be just a convenience. Aaron Swartz's actions remind us what the stakes are.

http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/2008/09/guerilla-oa.html
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