Category Archives: Literacy

The Great Debate at OLA SuperConference

OK. I lost. It was close. But I lost the debate. Congrats to John Miedema my worthy opponent. The audience was wonderful; thanks to all who came. It was crazy and fun and worth doing again sometime. ….Mike

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Beyond Literacy: The Great Debate

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Escaping the Boundaries

John Miedema, my colleague and future debating opponent (Saturday, February 4 at the OLA SuperConference 2012; join us), is at it again: “Stories have endings: The boundedness of literacy is what makes it useful in the real world.” We’ve been … Continue reading

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Towards Post Literacy: Machine Intelligence

My colleague John Miedema and I are having a discussion about the future of literacy. It’s part of a more formal debate to be held at the Ontario Library Association SuperConference in February. Join us. These exchanges are the warm-up. … Continue reading

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Debating Literacy

My erudite colleague, John Miedema, has agreed to debate me at the Ontario Library Association SuperConference in February on the topic: “Beyond Literacy: Reading and Writing are Doomed.” Eager to get started, John has already blogged part of his initial … Continue reading

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