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Sunday, August 06, 2006
Ahoy Matey! Did ye hear the story about Blackboard the Pirate? Well shiver my timbers, there has certainly been a lot of chatter tis past week about the supposed patents of Blackboard the Pirate and the resultin lawsuit against "XYZ." Tis not somethin for those that are lily-livered that be for sure! Give me some grog! It be time perhaps ter get loaded ter the gunwales. Arrrr!!!! I have heard nothin on tis from my mates here in the US but instead email keeps comin in from the UK on tis topic for some reason. Yo-ho-ho!!! Remember the "THE GAUDET FAMILY PIRATING SONG" (see Yo-ho-ho mates!!! Please hand over the bottle of rum! Bucaneer Bonk out... Note: The rest of this extremely long blog post has been (at least temporarily) removed. If interested, write to the author for the full version (email: curt at
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Name: Curt Bonk
Home: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
About Me: I am a former accountant and CPA and a former educational psychologist. I am now Professor of IST at Indiana University and also adjunct in the School of Informatics. I founded and later sold SurveyShare. As president of CourseShare, LLC, I run around the world training instructors to teach online and give motivational talks about emerging learning technologies. I also write and edit books related to e-learning and blended learning. See bio and vita.

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