On my mind this week, 14th November, 22

Things that I've been thinking about this week.

1. Redundancy

It’s in the air. Twitter, Meta and others have hit the headlines with large numbers being shown the door. In EdTech, we’re seeing similar stories, albeit in smaller numbers. Whether as a result of takeovers, over-growth, wrong strategies or nefarious reasons,  it’s a hard time for many people.

2. Illustrating Invisible Things

I stumbled upon Andy J. Pizza’s lovely illustrations of invisible things. Helping to explain that we still need explorers and that not all things are as solved as we like to teach our young folk.

3. Desk set-ups

I’m sure you’ve all seen the collections of ‘ideal’ and ‘best’ home office or desk set-ups across YouTube or Pinterest. I’m a sucker for a lovely, minimalist desk set-up and I can honestly say I have managed it too. Well, for all of half an hour until my actual working patterns get in the way of a perfectly aligned, photo opportunity. This collection of images from Hacker Stations is much more realistic.

4. 30 Years of Later

Later with Jools Holland has become an institution that delivers an eclectic mix of music and helps me to sit back and discover new artists. I’m not sure why I was surprised to see the BBC celebrating 30 Years of Later… with Jools Holland as Jools and his show have always been there. Maybe it’s denial that I’ve been enjoying this show for that long. Anyway I digress, it was another excellent show, worth your time your ears and soul will thank you.

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