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Posts from — March 2004

sloganator lives….

this is brilliant

March 30, 2004   No Comments

Tue, 30 Mar 2004 16:23:55 GMT

Ze Frank on Friendster.

Hilarious movie. MUST See. Makes fun of Friendster, Orkut and Wallop.

[Joi Ito's Web]


this is funny in a classic sense that it is also very true.

March 30, 2004   No Comments

Tue, 30 Mar 2004 16:20:07 GMT

R.I.P., Joel Feinberg. Brian Leiter says:

I have just received the following e-mail sent by Professor Chris Maloney, Head of Department at the University of Arizona:

“I regret to inform you that Regents Professor of Philosophy and Law (Emeritus) Joel Feinberg died today, March 29, in Tucson following a long illness.

[The Leiter Reports: Editorials, News, Updates] [A blog doesn't need a clever name]


i read some feinberg in my jurisprudence class, it was interesting. this is a loss.

March 30, 2004   No Comments

it's about time virginia wakes up

A story in Sunday's Richmond Times-Dispatch quoted an unnamed Republican source saying GOP members expecting to return to Richmond with evidence to bolster their anti-tax stance have instead received “a rude awakening” at the meetings. Delegates will meet in Richmond today to discuss residents' reactions.

taxes are a necessity, not an evil at this point in the game.

March 30, 2004   No Comments

Mon, 29 Mar 2004 18:03:24 GMT

New Category. This is the first post to my new category “The Diss”. For those not doing a PhD, this is a common short form for “The dissertation” aka “the thesis”… that big paper we get to sweat over & write up & then have to defend. I decided that … By Julia ( [Flailing in the Surf!]


Julia's is getting ready to do the deed…..

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Mon, 29 Mar 2004 17:26:09 GMT

Models of teaching practicalities. For once, I’m not using CavLec as a bully pulpit to trash academia. What I’m trying to do, in my discursive and dilatory fashion, is figure out how to get SLIS what it wants—videlicet and to wit, me or someone like me teaching Things Markuppish—while neither depriving myself of things… [Caveat Lector]


the answer: well if you were here, you would just change the ph.d. to require participation in some number of workshops per year for students in residence, that is easy enough, since departments or collections of departments control what is necessary for satisfactory progress.

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Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:39:52 GMT

Listen To Don. That Don Box, he䴜s a smart guy. I䴜m glad to hear I䴜m not the only one worrying that the profoundly-good Web-Services idea is danger of being discredited by too much theory and not enough practice. [ongoing]


there is never too much theory and not enough practice, theory is a practice. if you want something built, then build it, but to claim that others should build things and stop thinking about building things is a form of fascism identified by bataille and likely others. it is anti-intellectualism too. so lets be careful out there and let people do what they want like a free open community of developers should.

March 29, 2004   No Comments

Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:20:18 GMT

Megan's New Book!.

Watch out for her new book: Democratic Dialogue in Education: Troubling Speech, Disturbing Silence
edited by Megan Boler, New York: Peter Lang, 2004
. I wonder if it is available in town anywhere…

And don't miss her site: America Strikes Back? Critical Media Literacy in Times of War

[Team Polysynchronous - Just Differently Intelligent - - Just Differently Intelligent -]


great news, and lets not forget her first book Feeling Power

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Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:17:15 GMT


The Essence of Knowledge is a long and thoughtful post by Dave Pollard that sources both something I wrote three years ago, plus John Seely Brown, who was my main source at the time. Euan Semple makes the cut too.

[The Doc Searls Weblog]


well…. i can't say that i agree all together with this systematization, but I do think it is a good start. now they just need to likely add another dimension to it.

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Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:14:45 GMT

OSTI GrayLIT Network. OSTI GrayLIT Network : Full-Text Scientific Report Literature

The GrayLIT Network is a portal for technical report information generated through federally funded research and development projects. Developed by the Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), in collaboration with DOD/DTIC, NASA, and EPA, the unique cross-searching capability called Distributed Explorer has been applied to some of OSTI's other major Web sites, including the EnergyFiles Virtual Library, the E-print Network and Federal R&D Project Summaries . Each of these sites applies the Distributed Explorer tool in a slightly different manner based on the unique attributes of site content. Since the GrayLIT Network search utilizes the capability of each individual site search, results may vary. For example, in the case of the DOE Information Bridge, the full text of each technical report is searched and the results are returned accordingly. In some of the other full-text databases only the bibliographic information is searched at the site. In these cases, the full text is accessible and may be downloaded. This has been added to Academic Resources 2004 Internet MiniGuide.

[Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant]


as a big proponent of the study and analysis of grey literature, i think this is great. grey literature is some of the most interesting and strange science and technology literature around and it is very revealing as to the interests of small populations and their interests.

March 29, 2004   No Comments