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Geek Music for Geeks Who Don't Really Like Music

When I went off to college (late 80s) I bought a handful of very cheap classical music cassette tapes, simply because I needed some music I could listen to on headphones to drown out the noise in the dorms.  I’ve also got a CD of classical marches, but again the reason is practical — I put it on when I have to clean up old papers or my e-mail in-box,…

The Corpus Clock & Chronophage

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking is going to unveil a remarkable clock that has no hands and shows time with the help of light. Known as the Corpus Clock, the machine has been invented by and designed by Dr John Taylor for Corpus Christi College Cambridge for the exterior of the college’s new library building. The Clock will be unveiled on 19th September by Stephen Hawking, cosmologist and author of the…

Online Writing and Culture

What my students and I are talking about in Writing for the Internet often intersects with current events and ongoing issues. Here are a few such issues and reflections. Palin’s Private E-Mail HackedBloggers have alleged that David Kernell, 20, is the one who has claimed responsibility for breaking into the Alaska governor’s e-mail account. (Background and snarking via- Metafilter) Zounds! New “Dit-Dah” Lingo of Telegraph Operators Threatens Standard English! ;-)I…