Monthly Archives: January 2008

Oh, that’s what cameraphones are for

I’ve been very late to the cameraphone thing, in part because it was a pain to get pictures off of our old phones, and in part because most of the pictures I’d ever seen were pretty stupid.  There are pictures … Continue reading

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*Sigh*

Many (I dunno, 3?) years ago, I joined Facebook during the summer.  It was back when the site automatically matched people up based on their class schedule.  About a month before school started, I quit: As students were populating their … Continue reading

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Bartleby the student

I’ve talked before about how I require students to memorize poems. In a class focusing on a single period (the Victorian Age, Modernist British Poetry, etc.), and in my old survey classes, I have students memorize & recite “40 consecutive … Continue reading

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Technology really can’t save you from yourself (3 holiday examples and a bonus theory)

I love new toys, and am always delighted to play experiment with new software or hardware that might improve my life.  This holiday season, however, once again taught me a cruel truth: Even very cool technology that “just works” can’t … Continue reading

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Encouragement for the new year

While at MLA, I picked up Donald E. Hall’s* new book, The Academic Community: A Manual for Change (Ohio State UP, 2007), which is a follow-up to his helpful book about The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual (Ohio State UP, … Continue reading

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