Here’s what I think is the money quote from the article:
The first time chlorine was used in an improvised explosive device in Iraq, someone created a wiki page asking what intelligence officers and others in the field should do to collect evidence of the usage. “Twenty-three people at 18 or 19 locations around the world chimed in on this thing, and we got a perfectly serviceable set of instructions in two days,” says Tom Fingar, who headed the National Intelligence Council from 2005 to 2008. “Nobody called a meeting, there was no elaborate ‘Gotta go back and check with Mom to see if this is the view of my organization.’ “
Intellipedia now consists of 900,000 pages, has about 100,000 users, and receives around 5,000 page edits a day. Hey, if the deeply paranoid folks at the CIA can do this Web 2.0 stuff, can’t schools?
Eyes with lower pigment (blue or grey eyes) don’t need to absorb as much light as brown or dark eyes before this information reaches the retinal cells. This might provide light-eyed people with some resilience to SAD.
Recently I was interviewed for The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s article on academics who Twitter. Here’s my portion of the story:nn8. Scott McLeod,an associate professor at Iowa State University and director […]