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Issue #338: supporter edition

Hi reader,

Greetings from Lisbon! I've been at the Creative Commons Summit, as I explained in my latest weeknote. It's been sunny ☀️☀️☀️

Thanks for being a valued supporter of Thought Shrapnel! Your backing of my work really does bring a smile to my face. As a reminder, you get access to articles a week earlier than they've available to everyone else. These are also emailed to you (unless you opt-out) and you can comment on articles.

This week's articles

Fascinating Friday Facts

Some links to interesting things I've discovered recently!

There is no exercise of the intellect which is not, in the final analysis, useless

We can't keep on keeping on with old-school media literacy education in the face of the purposeful production of ignorance.

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage

Have we reached 'peak influencer' yet? I hope so.

Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things

Wi-Fi 6 and 5G networks are set to revolutionise out digital lives. But should we let them?

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention

Change happens. It's the way we react to it that's important.

Until next week, I've been:
PS I'd completely forgotten that Fernando Pessoa wrote The Book of Disquiet about his experiences in Lisbon, until I saw a reference in a shop here. Wikipedia describes it as "a fragmentary lifetime project, left unedited by the author, who introduced it as a 'factless autobiography'." I'm not sure I'd recommend it to you as such, but it's certainly a pretty unique read if you ever get around to it!
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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Some say he's tanned, others think he's offhand. No-one can accuse him of being unplanned.
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