An EdTech Survivalist Interlude: The End is Coming

What I’m about to say might shock you or even scare you, but understand that fear does nothing but make things worse, kinda like stress. So instead of worrying, do something to fix it. Remember there’s no problems only solutions. This morning I got a call from my aunt who is very high up in the educational software world, and she told me to get my campus off BlackBoard now. I hardly ever talk to her so she was unaware that I had already left for WPMu. But she seemed very concerned but refused to tell me why.

After about 20 minutes she told me the very basics. The first thing she said was to buy as much external hosting space as possible. The second was to stock up on themes and plugins. I have already stocked up on these things because I knew they might become unavailable later…but I was still very confused as to why she’s calling out of the blue and telling me these things.

Well what she said next is something the educational world isn’t supposed to know. She told me that there is an actual plan as to when the proprietary software economy will completely crash. As of right now she said it will happen in the middle of Sept. of this year. Also she said that our Government will crash in Feb of 2009.

She said that Mexico and Canada will merge with us and that a new, open source dollar called the Amero is going to replace the dollar. But the most scary thing is what she told me she’s been doing for the past couple of years. She’s been overseeing the construction of Learning Object Repositories being built all throughout America.

She said a Private company called Oracle is building them. She told me that 1 repository in Alaska can hold 2 million objects and there’s almost 1000 camps in the USA. ( not including the ones underground). She also said that these will be used when they declare Martial Law on technology for campuses throughout North America. There’s some more things but I promised her I would never repeat them.

But just knowing that this could even be possible makes me say to myself “why not play with an open source application like WordPress Multi-User” each time I work with a faculty member. We had about 20 faculty on a BlueHost server because in central IT you never know when that next big earthquake can hit not to mention the last year and a half we have been training on how to handle bandwidth riots on campus. Isn’t it time you started planning to survive the future?

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3 Responses to An EdTech Survivalist Interlude: The End is Coming

  1. Hello, Reverend,

    I just want to say that, in these times of high peril, I am thankful that Responsible Individuals such as Yourself are willing to hold Beacons of Truth in the faces of the Evildoers.

    When the bandwidth riots occur, I will be by your side, helping to keep the tubes clear.

    Thank you, Good Sir.

    Cheers,

    Bill

    PS: I’ve already started printing my own personal stash of Ameros.

  2. Fun points, Rev……Learning Object Repositories, the academic GITMO?

    Did you mean Feb ’10 for the govt crash or can we expect it in the next couple weeks? Either way, it’s the best thing that could happen!

    Soon to be controlled by big brother [which is very un-pc under this administration, I’m sure there will be calls of racism!], information will turn into a commodity as control spreads like the Blue Shadow Virus!

    The revolution is upon us! Let’s join the Illinois traders in their tea-party this summer…..we can dump installation discs into the river as they dump bad mortgages!

  3. Steve says:

    She’s just plain wrong. I just visited classroom20.com and everything is fine. Google and all the other nice corporate types are going to supply us with all the resources and bandwidth we need for free forever. They are doing it out of the goodness of their hearts.

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