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Posts from — July 2008

Mini-ITX LEGO PC Is All Kinds Of Awesome -

Mini-ITX LEGO PC Is All Kinds Of Awesome

[From Mini-ITX LEGO PC Is All Kinds Of Awesome | Team Teabag!]


maybe if i get some moolah… i can build one of these for my virtual worlds client.

July 22, 2008   No Comments

A new type of Library « Picdit

alerie Madill proposes a new way of perusing library shelves by inserting the books into colour-coded sleeves that provide substantial at-a-glance bibliographical information about each book.

[From A new type of Library « Picdit]


looks like they put the information that might be useful primarily to librarians and people highly familiar with libraries. i find that slightly problematic.

July 19, 2008   No Comments

mistersquid: a digital fiction: Resurface

In fact, I’m somewhat in astonished awe at the recent push for supercomputing in the humanties. Don’t get me wrong; I think that supercomputing power applied to humanties-oriented applications will yield innumerable treasures, helping scholars discover as-yet-unimaginable correspondences between word frequencies, textual representation, and aesthetic structure.

[From mistersquid: a digital fiction: Resurface]


this is a good start toward a reflexive critique of the cyberinfrastructure in the humanities movement.

July 18, 2008   No Comments

u.s.ian organizational culture.

No Sex Please, We’re Organizing
A nation of pack rats tries to get it together.

[From | News]

i’m thinking about getting rid of stuff as i move back to the burg….

July 13, 2008   No Comments

RIP: Robert de Beaugrande

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am sorry to pass on the news of the death several days ago of Robert de Beaugrande, a good friend and an outstanding linguist who contributed much to the inception of text and discourse analysis and to critical discourse linguistics.

Robert helped to develop what was known at one time as the Vienna School of Textlinguistik, and also to some early work on cognitive linguistics. In his later work, he contributed to what we now call Critical Discourse Analysis, and wrote many insightful and incisive analyses of politically charged texts and issues, combining methods of functional linguistics with the emerging techniques of computer-based corpus analysis.

Robert had a flamboyant personal style and a strong commitment to progressive politics. He worked in and supported students in several developing African nations, in Asia, the mid-East, and Brazil, as well as having a prestigious appointment for several years at the University of Vienna.

In semi-retirement, he devoted himself to producing a website with full text of many of his classic and newer publications, making it a treasure house of information especially for those around the world who cannot afford the exorbitant prices of academic books today.

The site is at:


Jay Lemke

Educational Studies

University of Michigan


Professor de Beaugrande was a member of the LNC list at . He contributed in innumerable ways. He will be missed.

July 1, 2008   No Comments