So today, I noticed an article from Wired that details the arrival of Nerdcore, a genre which derives its origins from “nerd” culture and “hardcore” hip-hop.
While gangsta rap is seen as celebrating the violence and aggression that claimed two of its brightest stars, “geeksta” rap is a hip-hop genre celebrating coding skills and school grades.
So I’m thinking to myself:
– Yea, I consider myself a bit of a nerd;
– I’ve recently joined a Posse;
– And while I don’t rap on a mic, I rant on a mic;
– And these rants, along with the voices of the rest of my Posse, are published and sent out to the masses.
OMG, I think I’ve become a Nerdcore Gangsta!
So I’ve ranted a bit about ICT,
’bout Angel & Blackboard & WebCT,
But all that software is proprietary,
They’re not open source, and they’re not for free.
Now Moodle & Sakai are getting play,
There’s great support, and they give it away,
I can’t wait to see a much brighter day,
When we see that open source is a better way.
Allright, I promise to never do that again.
I seem to be in a EdTech posse of my own these days. Dinners every Thursday with others from EdTech at the U of S. Your posse and mine should get together and jam.
I’d love to Heather! We have a few formal gatherings where EdTech people get together, but we should really just have a “jam session” of sorts to talk about things that are important in the field in a non-conference, non-seminar type of situation. Now if anyone could find some time ….
Alec, I said you were really a postmodernist, not a poet!