Blaise Pascal, PenseĆ© 347: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor, then, to think well; this is the principle of morality.”

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Red Balloon Attempts Liftoff.

Craig Bernthal

Red Balloon apparently is our future. It is going to retool education for the 21st century. I don't know much about it, except that Fresno State is on board, and that after the events of the last several months, we'd better start cramming. 

I found my way to the Red Balloon Site in Academic Affairs, and to Dr. George L. Mehaffy's kick-off 
Red Balloon power point presentation. A short way into the slides, I hit one that proclaimed:

"Technology Changes Everything."

You can see this at:


Deciding that a power point by itself wouldn't be as good as Mehaffy's whole speech, I backtracked on the FSU Academics Site, until I found "View the Video." I mouse-clicked on "Dr. Mehafy Provides and Overview" and was connected to a window that said, "Servor Error in '/' Application. The resource cannot be found." 

Have fun and try it yourself. See if you can find the red balloon:


Yup. Technology, like money, changes everything.




1 comment:

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