Wikipedia Post

My wikipedia contribution was to the Woodmen’s Circle Home in Sherman, Texas. I chose this because Wikipedia did not have an article about it and so it made it easier to write about. Other topics that I looked up were more difficult to fulfill because there was already enough information provided. I first found a couple […]

Nugget Assignment #3

A common understanding of “open” is “free,” as in free of cost, or what Hodgkinson-Williams and Gray (2009) call “financial openness.” This is the meaning one might immediately think of as associated with Massive, Open, Online Courses. These are courses that are available for anyone with a reliable internet connection to take, free of cost.[1] Financial […]

Nugget Assignment #2

“The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way it enables permissionless innovation. This stems from two epoch-making design decisions made by its creators in the early 1970s: that there would be no central ownership or control; and that the network would not be optimised for any particular application: all it would do is […]

History of the Web

My three contributions to the timeline were Myspace, eBay, and the iTunes music store. The iTunes music store has played a significant role because it was the first music store where music and other digital media could be downloaded legally. Before iTunes, websites like Napster were used to obtain digital media, but illegally. iTunes revolutionized […]