I’m taking a break from writing up the implications portion of my thesis by coming over here to write some more. I’m beginning to get to the place in my research that I have some definite things to say about what I found out. But I’m having some trouble saying them. Not because I know […]Read More Ruminations on Implications: Notes from the Thesis
From The Rhetoric of the Hyperlink: This is an extraordinarily complex construct, because the sentence is a magical, shape-shifting monster. It blends figure and ground compactly; the gestalt has leaky boundaries limited only by your willingness to click. Note that you can kill the magic by making the links open in new windows (which reduces […]Read More “You Must Decide How to Read.”
I’m sitting on my couch tonight as I write, trying to compose with my iPad. It’s a neat device – I enjoy reading, watching TV, taking notes at meetings1, and all sorts of applications. But one thing the iPad isn’t so good at is as a device for writing blog posts. I like to move […]Read More On Writing Without Links in a Time of Linking. And Also About Collaboration
How might you punctuate the words below in ways that create different meanings? Might hyperlinks serve as punctuation, too? I haven’t a clue, just thinking out loud, but I can think of at least three ways to punctuate those words below, each creating very different meanings, not including hyperlinks. You? The words in question: I […]Read More Hyperlinks as Punctuation?
He was a nice person. He was a nice person. He was a nice person. He was a nice person. Then again, they might be. Or not. Definitely not in the first sentence. Again, defend your thoughts in the comments. More to come.Read More Hyperlinks Might (Not) Be Adjectives (2)
These three sentences are very different sentences: I think he really enjoyed the parade. I think he really enjoyed the parade. I think he really enjoyed the parade. Why and so what? Defend your answers in the comments.Read More Hyperlinks Might Be Adjectives (1)
EduCon 2.1 is coming up in about three weeks, and with it, for me, comes an exciting (and downright scary) opportunity to facilitate a conversation that I’ve been having off and on for a very long time. Here’s the description of the session: The Internet as a medium, or way of communicating, is dynamic, complex, […]Read More Writing 1.0: An EduCon Conversation
At the risk of getting a little too meta, I’m going to be talking through my history of thinking about linking, or conective writing, today during CyberCamp as a part of our series of “Works in Progress” conversations. I’m inviting you, if you’re interested, mostly to help me model how a backchannel and uStream conversation […]Read More WiP#0 – Talking 'bout Thinking 'bout Linking
I’m writing this morning from the , an event I’ve been fortunate enough to have been involved with as a facilitator since its inception last year. This is the second time we’ve run the event, which is an attempt to provide some time and structure for teams from writing project sites who wish to think […]Read More Web Presence. On Purpose.
It was about a year ago that I wrote a piece for English Journal on teaching “blogging” vs. “writing with blogs” that was pretty much a re-hash of some blog posts that I thought were saying something. The trouble is, I wasn’t sure what they were saying. I’ve been fumbling at this one for a […]Read More Thinking ’bout Linking