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Catching Up on Others’s Blogs

Because I am terrified of this presentation I am supposed to do at NRC next week, I am procrastinating hardcore in a way which will not make me feel quite as dirty as playing WoW for hours. I am catching up on friends’ blogs. Here’s a selected rundown.

I feel better knowing that Roger hasn’t posted in months, seeing as we’re both going through grad school, and I feel this gives me an excuse. But James is still managing to post, quite regularly. He did grad school, too without too much slowing down. I don’t know how he accomplished both. And James, the answer to your question is, you can at least tell if it’s John Williams… it goes DUN DURRADAH DUN DURRADAH DUN DURRADAH DUN DURR-A-DAAAAAHHHH! But you know that by now.

Christine has found the most unintentionally funny movie marquee ever.

Jessamyn asks an important question which I also find compelling. Who is responsible for teaching people to use computers? This question came up for me recently when it became clear that Fabiola had been using the Internet without realizing that she could enter more than one word at a time into a search query. That’s right. Not just no understanding of boolean operators or using quotes, no awareness that you could type in a phrase. I haven’t a clue how she found all the Harry Potter slash she’s into. So who is responsible? This is a central piece of understanding in information literacy, rather like understanding that letters stand for sounds.


  1. Roger wrote:

    “Roger hasn’t posted in months”

    No fair calling me on that — If I had anything to say, I’d be writing a bloody dissertation.

    Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 9:09 pm | Permalink
  2. gus wrote:

    tooshay. Much for the same reason I haven’t said much this semester — though in my case it’s master’s thesis. And intensive boyfriend.

    Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

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