The Day the Blogging Died

I can’t remember if I cried When he cut me from his blogroll side But something touched me deep inside The day the blogging died –The Day the Blogging Died (Radio Free Blogistan) The thing about oral composition is that the oral performances aren’t archived, so people who repeat the performances for new audiences tend to remember only the best stuff. Since there are really no space constraints on the web,…

Weblog Ethics

“I still have strong reservations about removing entries but I’ve changed my mind about pretty much everything else. And while I can understand the impulse to encourage ‘accountability’, I find I’ve crossed over to Dave Winer’s side of the fence as regards ‘substantially editing (although not removing) content after having posted it to the web.’ For me, since writing is rewriting, the idea of tracking changes to a text is…

Assessing Weblogs in College Writing Classes

“I consider my using weblogs in class this summer to be, for the most part, a failure. I’m glad I tried it, but my students didn’t enjoy blogging. I even thought to myself, at some points in the semester, that maybe blogging is something someone should do because he or she wants to do it; in other words, it should be more organic, not a class requirement. But I don’t…

Arcade Addicts Joust with Past

“Academics are already seeking to study early games as the awakening of a potent new art form. Future developers will want to see how earlier designers approached play and mechanics — and solved complex problems using limited technology.” Suneel Ratan –Arcade Addicts Joust with Past (Wired) There was a time not too long ago when cinema wasn’t considered worthy of academic study. While there’s a heap of difference between cinema as…