Monday, November 07, 2005

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Some Blogs I Read

The picture is of the Busoga Shining Light Association during a village project day making raised beds in the Nawasinge Village. Many of those present participate in the adult literacy program.

The people who participate in adult literacy programs want information they can use. But books are expensive and even without books providing people to lead the groups is hard. Often it's not a matter of salary, but having transportation--a bicycle even--and a little to eat during the day.

The Internet has the potential for providing lest costly materials to such groups. But figuring out the details about how isn't so easy. Today I was reading professor Juan Cole's Informed Comment. Cole is participating in a program on blogging at The Institute for the Future of the Book. I hadn't a clue about the existence of the Institute. From their "About' section:
The mission of the Institute for the Future of the Book is to play an important role in developing the form and function of books in the digital era.
I hope adult literacy groups around the world are included in their vision. Education in poor countries is in desperate need of educational materials and the Internet may play a key role.

In advance of professor Cole's participation in the gathering their hosting, they had a questionaire regarding the habits of readers of Cole's Informed Comment. One of the questions was essentially what other blogs I frequent. So here in no particular order are some of the politicall oriented blogs I read:

Digby's Hullabaloo
Josh Marshall's Talking Point Memo
Firedoglake for you cagey lawyers
The Poor Man very funny and some of the best kitten pictures on the Net
Daily Kos
America Blog see the archives for Jeff Gannon
James Wolcott

I'd be interested to hear about some of the blogs you're reading.

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