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Friday Round Up

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Alright, a brief round up this week, since my head is still spinning from the Community Partnerships retreat:

"A respected Swiss scientist, Conrad Gessner, might have been the first to raise the alarm about the effects of information overload. In a landmark book, he described how the modern world overwhelmed people with data and that this overabundance was both "confusing and harmful" to the mind. The media now echo his concerns with reports on the unprecedented risks of living in an "always on" digital environment. It's worth noting that Gessner, for his part, never once used e-mail and was completely ignorant about computers..."

  • The video below has been circulating like wildfire this week. This young percussionist is an absolute professional, and I say that with 100% sincerity. I'm so proud of him, and he isn't even my student.

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