Posted on February 28, 2016 by matthewdbenson
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It seems that everyone is excited about ‘going digital‘. The ‘digital’ moniker is now being used as a synonym for almost all that follows – it’s not about the ‘web’, ‘social media’, or ‘smartphones’ (they are so last decade …).
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Posted on February 6, 2012 by matthewdbenson
I recently posted about Codecademy, and its Code Year’ initiative.
I’ve kept up with the courses so far (just four weeks so far).
There are however a number of ways that I would like to see Codecademy further develop. Since they are still in a certain ‘honeymoon’ phase, with popular and mainstream press having taken notice of what they are doing, they should make the changes soon, and maintain momentum (to be clear, they have launched a number of new developments recently, so it appears they are following this approach, but there’s more potential still).
Posted on January 22, 2012 by matthewdbenson
I’ve recently been following Codecademy‘s ‘Code Year’ project:
Posted on September 4, 2011 by matthewdbenson
This morning (Sunday morning, ca. 7.30am my time, middle of the night in the U.S.A.), I went onto Amazon.com‘s website, to follow up on a question that I had about my Kindle (an eBook reader device that I had purchased from Amazon.com). The process was slightly different to what I was expecting, and also different to what I had experienced with Amazon in the past. More to the point, it left me quite amazed – I’ve never experienced such a high quality customer service response before.
In the past I remember even struggling to find a telephone number or email address on the Amazon site, in order to contact them with a customer service matter. While I found a telephone number this time, I turned out that I didn’t need it; Amazon called me.
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Posted on April 14, 2011 by matthewdbenson
I’ve already written two blog posts on TED (Technology Entertainment and Design), the global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, whereby the talks from those conferences, as well as franchise TEDx conferences are made available for free viewing online (“TED Talks. We listen.” and “My TEDxperience“), as well as having referred to it in a number of other blog posts. I like TED.
TED offers so many good ideas – indeed it’s tag line is ‘ideas worth spreading’.
Our mission: Spreading ideas.
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.
So we spread those ideas, what next? Do those ideas turn into reality? Perhaps not always, and maybe that can lead to some frustration.
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