Monthly Archives: January 2005

I Heart Tags

After Dave Winer cited my Friday post about tagging, I’ve been remonstrating with myself for saying only part of what I wanted to say. Yes, there’s a problem with the present state of tags (and the fact that Roland and … Continue reading

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AKMA Fit the Battle of the Atheneum. . . .

Jane Ellen sent me this cartoon, wondering if it explains why the constabulary gave me a hard time when I was using a laptop outside the Nantucket Atheneum this past summer. . . .

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If It Came In A Bottle

Last week, Micah pointed me to the cover story in The Prospect, which I (in turn) called to the attention of my Writing Workshop students. At one point the author, Richard Jenkyns, quotes the canonical essay on bad English, George … Continue reading

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Poll Tags

When I read about Technorati tags, I was excited. In fact, I knew to be excited about it because Kevin messaged me, and first thing I read about them online was David Weinberger’s encomium, and when Kevin and David are … Continue reading

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It’s A Gift

Don’t let me near your database — okay? Last fall, the database on the Disseminary site fell to bits when I tried to upgrade the Moveable Type installation without hand-holding; yesterday, the other MySQL database with which I’m closely associated … Continue reading

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Apart From That

I appreciate Amy Welborn’s writing, I s’pose, and the Velveteen Rabbi is a colleague-in-ritual for me, but it strikes me as odd — and not, I hope, only from a self-interested point of view — that only Welborn and Evangelical … Continue reading

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Almost Done

I spent much of today combing through Seabury’s website, trying to make loose ends meet, to replicate arcane (sometimes bizarre) layout, to palliate outdated information and links. When I finally got the new version ready, and ran into vexing permissions … Continue reading

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Pretty, Pretty

Last trip to the library to pick up books to feed Pippa’s literary voracity, I bumped into Matisse : From Color to Architecture, a compendious documentation of Matisee’s work before and during the design and construction of the Dominican chapel … Continue reading

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Moi? Pourquoi?

It seems as though France 2 is planning a story on “the global blogging phenomenon,” and I’m on their list of people who might be worth interviewing. They’re particularly interested in my reflections on bloggers’ electronic afterlife, especially the Cyber … Continue reading

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Bad For The Ears

The group at Boing Boing is right: the sound of the Tasmanian Devil tops my list of “sounds I never want to hear a creature make.”

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Sic Transit Filius Mea

Just Saturday, I referred Josiah to Paul Graham’s terrific hypothetical speech to a real high-school class. We shared our amazed delight at Graham’s perspective; I particularly relished his account of secondary education: When I discovered that one of our teachers … Continue reading

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Far Worse Than Here

As you may recall, my Mom lives on Nantucket. I’m looking forward to hearing that she’s OK. [Update: Margaret got through to my mother this morning; she’d been evacuated to the high school, where she spent a sleepless night sitting … Continue reading

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