Another Rainbow Hector for the World to Love

Most of my students probably know about my odd fascination with the Gund toy “Rainbow Hector.” My sister sent me the above link, which includes a story about a musical group in Trinidad, which includes a member named Gary Hector, who has a 10-year-old daughter named… you guessed it… Rainbow. (See the caption at the bottom of the page.) –Another Rainbow Hector for the World to LoveGuardian)

Oversimulated Suburbia

“I confess I sometimes don’t know whether to be happy or depressed when I dip into Sims world. Sometimes you get the sense that these Sims fanatics are compensating online for the needs that aren’t met in their real lives…. But the other and more positive sensation you get in Sims world is that some mass creative process is going on, like the writing of a joint novel with millions…

Beta Version ["The fastest-growing parts of my email inbox are spam and attachments"]

“Would I open a huge document-say a PDF book chapter from Amazon? I don’t know. What do I want on my computer versus what do I want bookmarked access to? I don’t know. Here’s what I do know: I need help in managing my attachments and getting more value from the megabytes of media material I’m sent.” In a poorly titled article, Michael Schrage reviews all the e-mail he has…