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Back in school at old school in a new way

This is going to be fun. I am for the third time enrolled at Wesleyan University… Continuing an old tradition of “leave job… return to college  (preferably Wesleyan)…” When I quit my daily newspaper job at The Hartford Courant, my

Posted in 2013, Education, hypertext, jpop, media studies, MOOCs, movies, Radford, Stepno, wesleyan

No offense meant to baristas

I’ve added some content, links and a made-up indented quote to my WordPress Notes page, after noticing one-too-many student sites made with WordPress that show signs of “this was just done for class and I left it hanging around.” Often,

Posted in Blogging, CMS Software, Education, humor, hypertext, WebDesign, WordPress

Step Away from the Mouse

Macintosh users may just yawn when Jane Wells of WordPress starts out her “Now More Than Ever: Just Write” essay with the demise of Internet Explorer’s old version, but she gets downright inspiring after that: WordPress (and Firefox and Google

Posted in coincidence, History, hypertext, j-heroes, WordPress, writing

Why, Baby, Why? Shaky link to history at USAToday.com

Don’t let your robot-editor hurt your credibility End of summer ‘lull’ opens opportunities – USATODAY.com. The “End of summer…” in that headline link might hint that I’m not keeping up with the news. But I just stumbled on USA Today

Posted in Future of news, History, hypertext, Journalism, Newspapers, Technology, WebDesign

Happy Birthday, World Wide Web

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=long-live-the-web Tim Berners-Lee’s “20 years ago this month” article for the December issue of Scientific American is a great issue-oriented summary of Web history  — and a plea for online entrepreneurs to adopt policies of openness rather than creating “closed

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Posted in Free Speech, History, HTML, hypertext, Internet, Magazines, Technology, WebDesign

Celebrating first “summer of code,” Web launchings, 15 and 20 years ago

A few months more than 20 years ago, the pleasure boating monthly Soundings published an article headlined “Computers link boaters oceans apart,” probably the first time I managed to get something about the Internet into good-old-fashioned print.  The piece actually

Posted in AEJMC, Business, Computers, Digital Culture, History, hypertext, Internet, Journalism, Magazines

Future of the book, pad, tablet, literature etc.

Wired has  Steven Levy and a baker’s dozen authors, publishers and spirit-channels (how else to include McLuhan?) reacting to the Apple  iPad’s arrival this month: “How the tablet will change the world.” Over at FutureOfTheBook.org, Bob Stein adds to what

Posted in Digital Culture, History, hypertext, Internet, Macintosh, Magazines, Multimedia, Tablets & eBook Readers, Technology
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