Signal Boost: a professor’s response to complaints about wearing a #BlackLivesMatter shirt

I’m signal boosting this because I think there are a few brilliant points the professor makes, and I would really like to know who s/he is so I can kudos them properly.

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Law professor’s response to BLM shirt complaint.

thought for the day: the story of data

Data are like words. Alone, their meanings are muted and confusing. Strung together, data points become information. Like a free standing sentence, information on its own can be misleading. Information combined with more information creates knowledge, the paragraphs where you start to understand what those strung together “words” really mean. And when knowledges collide, you get wisdom, the big picture, the fulcrum and the pivot point through which you can move worlds.

My former colleges and I, when I worked as a Data Specialist, were tasked with making sense of what a “Data Specialist” actually did in the company. I don’t remember who first came up with the idea of equating data and words, but it’s stuck with me. The thought above is my own phrasing, and I’ll likely keep changing the wording, but the essentials I think have developed pretty well.

Should Every Student Learn to Code?

Another discussion topic poised by my VB.NET teacher, this one sparked in part by the Association for Computing Machinery partnering with Code.org to increase the prominence of computer science in the US’s K-12 curriculum. He included a bunch of links there, of which “Should Everybody Learn to Code?” is one of my favorites.

My take?