The death of lectures
: Lectures (and books and shows and other one-way sharing) are OK if you have something to say. But when you don’t, they are torture, all the more so now that we are spoiled by the ability to control and create, whether in weblogs or in Bloggercon-style conversations. Boy has the last two days been the demonstration of that: Yesterday was front-to-back dull; today was a compelling conversation. No fault of yesterday; it was just yesterday, metaphorically, too. Susan Crawford says this isn’t just about conferences. It’s about classrooms, too.