• Dec 08
    2015
    In Sex Tape, the 2014 comedy with Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, a married couple try to restore the spark in their relationship by making a video of themselves having sex. But the video is automatically synced with all their iPads, including some they have given away. To prevent the distribution of their sex video over the Internet, the couple must retrieve all the iPads. They can’t understand how this ...
  • Dec 01
    2015
    You may remember the Sony hack, which took place a year ago last month. An organization calling itself GOP (for "Guardians of Peace") breached the company's network and threatened to publish its most intimate internal files unless it cancelled the release of a movie called The Interview. The FBI attributed the hack to North Korea, and the movie briefly became a cause célèbre, so that although Sony cancelled its theater ...
  • Nov 24
    2015
    As people in the U.S. are sitting down to say thanks on November 26th, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of thousands of people that have allowed Logical Operations into their lives with the goal of providing students with a transformative learning experience that drives them forward to success. As students, professionals, and trainers ourselves, we are fascinated by the way adult education has evolved ...
  • Nov 17
    2015
    The Cobra Effect is an example of unintended consequences. Supposedly, the British colonial government in India was concerned about the presence of venomous cobras in Delhi, so they offered a bounty for dead cobras. Enterprising locals began breeding cobras for the bounty, and when the government found out what was going on, they ended the program. The cobra breeders then released their now worthless cobras, thus greatly increasing the cobra ...
  • Nov 10
    2015
    Traditional education came of age during industrialization, which is why you and I most likely spent our childhoods in classrooms devoted to regimentation and efficiency and governed by the clock. We were vessels to be filled with learning that was delivered by the teacher. Any behavior besides listening, watching, note taking, and responding when called on was regarded as an impediment to this process. Traditionally, teachers were disciplinarians as well ...
  • Nov 03
    2015
    There is a story about the famous bank robber Willie Sutton. A reporter once asked him why he robbed banks, and he replied "Because that's where the money is." The story is apocryphal, and Sutton later claimed never to have said it. "Why did I rob banks? Because I enjoyed it. I loved it. I was more alive when I was inside a bank, robbing it, than at any other ...
  • Oct 27
    2015
    Last year, I gave you some tips on cybersecurity, and one of the things I discussed was choosing passwords: "Use strong passwords, a different one for every site. If the system permits, use at least eight characters and compose them with upper and lower case, numerals, and special characters (like #, &, @)." It’s the same tip you’re likely to get from anyone who discusses passwords, and it’s often built ...
  • Oct 20
    2015
    PRINCE2® (an acronym for PRojects IN a Controlled Environment, version 2) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands of projects and from the contributions of countless project sponsors, project managers, project teams, academics, trainers, and consultants. PRINCE2® is the most sought-after qualification by companies and individuals working with project teams worldwide. The method originated in the United Kingdom as a discipline for government work, but ...