Monthly Archives: July 2010

Hurts Cause It’s True

I wish I could convey to you how many times I’ve made this argument (verbally, not visually) to administrators.     “But every other university’s website looks like this!” Right — this is your chance to differentiate yourself by providing … Continue reading

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Finally!

At last, something Mark and I can agree whole-heartedly about! In his most recent post on the topic of textbooks and digital media, Mark notes the phenomenon of standard-issue textbooks that come with a website! Ooooh! A few yeas ago, … Continue reading

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iPareidolia

I know, I know beyond a doubt, that there’s no occult power synchronising the iTunes shuffle playlists at my home and office computers, but it still startles me when I hear the same cut randomly from both devices in a … Continue reading

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More To Read

Because the field of comics is so richly populated with gifted authors, I’m like a comics katamari, rolling around and accumulating authors and storylines I admire. This morning’s addition is Dylan Meconis’s Family Man, which I bumped into by way … Continue reading

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Askew Views

It’s a good thing Mark Goodacre and I are such long-time friends, because whenever certain topics come up, we end up adopting positions at variance with one another. Not finally at variance, not even essentially at variance, but if we … Continue reading

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Funding Neopublishing

OK, “neopublishing” is an unattractive coinage (I’m not talking about the defunct French DVD reissuer Neo Publishing), but I wanted some way to point to an approach that doesn’t renounce print, doesn’t encumber digital versions with crippling restrictions, remains agnostic … Continue reading

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So Big

Big ups, props, and every other form of digital applause for the EFF and its sister organisations who have won for us this great victory. By pushing back against provisions of the noxious DMCA (and over here, the DEA), public-interest … Continue reading

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If I’d Gone To San Diego

… to Comicon, I’d for sure have come home with one of these     (as described in Jorge Cham’s PhD Comics, and image hot-linked from Language Log).

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Safe Bet

I don’t bet against David Weinberger after his famous Obama/Clinton prophecy of 2004, so someone else may want to take up the opportunity to challenge his prediction of overwhelming Oscar success for Inception.

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Think Think Think

As an aspect of my deliberations about words and non-verbal communication, I remembered a scene from a film that involved a continentally-dislocated character. He either gives or receives the two-fingered salute, which then provokes another character to ask “What does … Continue reading

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Things Get Interesting

Google Font Preview offers an interesting start for people who don’t mind working with the CSS files of their blogs — and as they assimilate add more fonts to their repertoire (and if you are permitting free noncommercial use of … Continue reading

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Worthwhile Tabs

• Paul Graham points out why the things you think about in the shower are so important. This one is for my sweetheart.   • David Weinberger appreciates Iris Murdoch’s The Sovereignty of Good, a book that’s also important to … Continue reading

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