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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
I am Jim Groom
Find out more about me here.
- Reclaim Hosting and the Space of Possibility
- Catching Up with the Joy of ds106
- Reclaim Arcade: Cap Kit for a K4900
- Peertube’s Live Streaming Option
- Phoenix Freeplay and Scramble High Score Save Kit
- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
- Some Welcome Love for the LAMP Stack
- Robot Tour of Reclaim Arcade
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This article looks back at the Washington Post’s ten year relationship to the online publishing world, arguing that not until quite recently has the MSM started imagining the full potential of online publishing -with a little help from the blogosphere … Continue reading
Interesting article in WSJ about Craigslist turning its nose up at half a billion dollars in advertising revenue. Craigslist’s obstinate insistence on giving away what newspapers have made their bread and butter has gotten the company a lot of media … Continue reading
Zach just pointed me to a recent boingboing article about a game programmer who took time off to be with her child and, as a diversion, create an ecosystem in Second Life!
Insidehighered.com quotes a recent study (conducted by the Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness) that finds Universities are not ready for open source! Interesting read for thinking about precisely why this might be the case …
The following article on Slashdot is from an IT person (I assume) at an Art College who is asking for advice about dealing with his colleges pending move to an entirely laptop campus … interesting concept!
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco has one of the most elegant and important exhibits I have yet to see online. The “Photographs from the African Diaspora” virtual exhibit is truly visionary, be sure to take … Continue reading
Philip K. Dick Robot Missing!!! Boing Boing reports here. Isn’t this image really creepy.
The D&D online game is now accepting pre-orders. And if you do pre-order the game you get the added value of becoming a beta-tester. Wow, there goes all my new-found hopes for the dissertation …
I found this site through Bryan Alexander’s cornucopia of great things at Infocult -who in turn credits it to Brian Lamb. And, wow, what a resource it is!!! I downloaded 10 Samuel Beckett mp3s last night – “cats in NY … Continue reading
Look at our own pushy New Yorker working the angles already! I thought Cathy was the new President for a second … read the whole story on Fredericksburg.com.