Thanks to my ability to activate my online social network in January, I became the first Superfan for The Needs of the Few, a great local blog published by Evil Spock (and friends). As my reward, I get to take over his blog for a day and post whatever I want. April Fool’s Day turns out to be when I get to flex my superpower.
Another attempt at live blogging a talk. Will clean up … eventually. Jan van Dijk (Twente) is talking about “The Deepening Divide: Inequality in the Information Society” Professor of communication science in a department of communication … written three books that related to digital divide … including the book, “The Deepening Divide” (2005) ABSTRACT This [...]
Carter and Archie have their mommy bedtime songs and their daddy bedtime songs. Sadly, Bad Mommy introduced “Rocky Raccoon” early on, and that’s a constant favorite. The other Mommy favorite is what Carter calls, “I’m going to go back there,” a song I barely remember from the Muppet Movie. I searched for the lyrics tonight [...]
From CBS Sportsline … Macon County Judge Katherine McCarthy ruled this week that Wiese can’t legally call himself Peyton Manning because it would be too confusing and might infringe on the privacy of the Indianapolis Colts quarterback. That’s fine by Wiese. The 26-year-old was only trying to change his name to make good on a bet he lost when the Colts beat the Bears in the Super Bowl.
They were not pretty times. Bent on self-destruction, I was getting kicked out of undergrad. The “counselor” (I use the term quite loosely) at DePauw suggested I see a therapist in Bloomington over the summer– that perhaps she could help me get back on track. He admitted, in a somewhat exasperated voice, that my problems [...]
I finally got around to giving blood again. It took an hour to go through the forms—now computerized with a touch screen laptop—drain me of a couple pints, and then feed me Orange Juice and Nutty Bars. I got another notch on my donor card and a big red rubberband to wear, I guess. (So I am.) The last time I gave blood was December 2003.
One of director Federico Fellini‘s great works is 8 1/2. It is a movie about making a movie, something film critics call a mirror. This technique of using a medium to explore that medium can prove quite insightful. Although the exercise doesn’t seem to have continued, the Infinite Regression Awards were once handed out to recognize examples of mirrors used on the Internet.