Sunday, September 26, 2004


Usenet Culture

I saw a really classic Usenet exchange recently. This was on in a thread about women's bicycle saddles.

J: The distance between the ischial tuberosities ("sit bones") is known as the transverse diameter of the pelvic outlet.
B: Who says they don't teach anything useful in high school nowadays?
J: ???
B: Didn't you claim to be a pimply high school nerd last week?
J: I am 30,000 lines of lisp.
B: ???
J:(loop (post (eval (read))))

Summary: B caught J out pretending to be a high school student. J now claims to be a computer program.

Monday, September 20, 2004


mobile blogging

A post about mobile blogging is interesting both for the interactions among bloggers and for the assumption that blogging will become a way of easily sharing information on the internet that people will do much more casually than sitting down to write something.


Gender analysis of writing

Will found one.

Friday, September 10, 2004


ways of organizing information


Wednesday, September 08, 2004


The World Brain

Campbell-Kelly and Aspray write that the internet as a source of information is still, when they write, not effective. Most of the world's information is still "rotting in silos."(p. 300) Do you think that is still true today? Here's a discussion of some of the problems of organizing information.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004


The Internet and Social Movements

We mentioned the use of the internet as a source of information for people living in repressive regimes. But it facilitates extremists as well as liberation movements.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004



I asked everyone to go and explore the world of blogs and write a post to your blog with a link to a particularly interesting blog you found. One of my favorite miscellaneous blogs is
Caveat Lector.

I won't usually give you assignments to write about on your blog--usually you should write about whatever interests you related to this course. Go out and explore the world of the internet and tell us what you find (warn first if you link to anything offensive).

Make sure to follow the links to the right to read your classmate's blogs.


killing kittens

The link on technological decisionmaking is here.



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