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Issue #348

Hello!

This week as the last of the summer term for three of the four members of Team Belshaw. I got plenty done, but it's hard not to be in a kind of 'wind-down' mindset when those around you are in that mode. Again, advanced warning that there'll be no Thought Shrapnel Weekly on August 4th, 11th, or 18th as we'll be on holiday.

Please send me your questions for next week's microcast! You can just hit reply to this email 🎙️

Friday federations

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These things piqued my interest this week.
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Microcast #067 - Voice assistants, the gig economy, and... giving it all up?

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge

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It's been an interesting week for those, like me, who follow the development of interaction between humans and machines.
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Until next week!
Doug
PS Find out more about what I've been up to this week in Weeknote 29/2019
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Dr. Doug Belshaw is an Open Educational Thinkerer, currently working with Moodle and We Are Open Co-op to improve our world.

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