Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spectacular News

Joi Ito — one of my old-time Web pals — has been named Executive Director of the MIT Media Lab. Here’s his own blog about it, here’s the NY Times story, and here’s MIT’s press release.   It’s always exciting … Continue reading

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Doing My Duty

It’s “They Might Be Giants Appreciation Day” — if you’re not inclined to buy their new album, appreciate one of their earlier releases.  

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Bracciolini vs Valla

“This profane man hates Holy Scripture so much that he claims much in it is not written correctly!” (Bracciolini, Opera 1:199, cited in Henning Graf Reventlow, History of BIblical Interpretation Volume 3, p. 16)   Valla responds, “What, then, is… … Continue reading

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Yes, Indeed!

Someone asked me today whether I’m that fellow who blogs, and I admitted that I am. But that means I have to blog now and then, so here’s me blogging. It’s not much, but it’s the thought that counts.   … Continue reading

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Open Coding OK Computer

Our son Nate — who first appeared in these digital pages as he prepared to begin his undergraduate studies at Eastman School of Music — will this afternoon defend his doctoral dissertation (US)/thesis (UK) at the University of Michigan. The … Continue reading

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Interpretation, Finality, Church, Academy — Again

I just finished a long response to colleagues on a subcommittee of a task force of a working group of a project of a Cabinet, which in the normal course of events would go unseen except by a dozen other … Continue reading

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Trepidations Confirmed

Back a long time ago, when the Web was a much smaller place, I had the opportunity to ask Stewart Butterfield (one of the founders of Flickr) whether my photos would be safe with Flickr in the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Hail, Margaret!

One of the many reasons I haven’t been blogging for the past few months has been the intensity, and focus, of the home atmosphere while Margaret has been working on her doctoral dissertation ( = UK “thesis”). The pace of … Continue reading

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Best-Kept Secret

I ordinarily avoid hyping the various products that clamour for attention and links on this pervasively-commercialised internet (remember way back when, when we used to argue about the ethics of blogging for money, or accepting ad links on one’s pages?). … Continue reading

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The Wonders of the Internet

Nothing I will do can top this searing-hot news flash from Somerset.   I know, I haven’t blogged in months. If it doesn’t hurt too much, this may make a gradual way back in.

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