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Steve Wozniak Gnomedex 4

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Today is the kickoff for the tenth – and likely final – Gnomedex conference. I thought it would be fun to upload an old video taken during Gnomedex 4 in 2004. Even if you aren’t an Apple fan, you likely still know this man. Steve Wozniak is the co-founder of Apple. His inventions have been credited with shaping the technology advancements of the 1970s. His passion and enthusiasm for the work he has done led the way for an entire generation of technology enthusiasts and developers. His genius and insight pioneered even the machines that we use in our homes and offices today. His humor and ability to take an honest look at himself and his work are things that all of us should aspire to achieve in our own lives.

As I look back on previous years of Gnomedex, I have loved every single one of them… and all of our speakers. However, I will freely admit that this is ranked as one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy this look back.

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Are Adult Bloggers Ruining it for Kids?

I read an interesting post on Lockergnome today, written by my friend Ron. Ron cites a study that shows that only about 18% of teens today write in a blog. Only about 8% of them are Twitter users. However, about 55% regularly take part in other social networks, such as MySpace.

The original study claims that perhaps the low blogging percentage is due to the fact that teens are secretive by nature. They don’t want the world to know what they’re up to. If that were the case, then how do you explain all of the information overload on their MySpace pages? Ron brings up an excellent point of his own: when adults and parents show up, teens tend to withdraw.

With so many adults blogging these days, does it stand to reason that could be why our kids are not? Do they not want to be like us? Could they fear our reading what they are doing? What are your thoughts on this?

Ron’s article is excellent, and brings up much food for thought. There were also any number of other great things posted in our little corner of the world today. I hope you were able to read some of it!

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