- Nothing Matters. (A teaching metaphor that had a big impact on my pedagogy… I’m glad I had the occasion to revisit it. Even when I blogged it 20 years ago there were a lot of broken links on the site, but the main idea is still completely valid)
- The Apostrophe Protection Society
- Job Hunting Tips (satire from The Onion)
- Walking Sports Database Scorns Walking Sci-Fi Database
- The need for editors on the Web
- Boilerplate: Mechanical Marvel of the 19th Century (a steampunk robot photoshopped into historical photos creates an alternate history timeline that fooled many, including some of my students)
- Two articles related to the the-current “terrorists sending anthrax-via-mail” scare
- The end of snail mail?
- “Real” Deal about Nuclear, Bio and Chem Attacks
(at a time when America was panicking about a mysterious public health scare, this random post went viral for its common-sense assurances such as “These weapons are about terror, if you remain calm, you will probably not die.” “Your best protection is fresh air and staying calm.”) I realize that I have internalized some of this poster’s claims, and filed them under “things I know,” even though when I first blogged this in 2001 I did so with the caution, “I have no idea how useful this article really is.
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