Category Archives: Culture

You Can’t Navigate out of a MOOC

My career in libraries began as a detour from religious studies, with a part-time graduate student job at the UVa Library’s Electronic Text Center. Once I started down this path, for better or worse, I never returned to a traditional … Continue reading

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DHSI: Summer of Love

A good conference might feature provocative presentations or lectures. Or for a business convention, the introduction of an exciting product or new program, with head-setted presenters pumping up the crowd. (See Steve Ballmer, “Developers! Developers! Developers!”) This is different. The … Continue reading

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Strangely Familiar

My favorite (if one can have a ‘favorite’ in a set of hated things) mis-used phrase, by virtue of its ubiquity and the frequency of its use and mis-use is: “blabbeddy blah blah blah, which begs the question….” I became … Continue reading

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Genealogy as Paranoia

This post was first going to be just a comment on the first (and previously, only) post on this blog, prompted by a column providing a case in point to part of my contention in my post on 9/11 [Dana … Continue reading

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9/11: The Way We Were

I started writing this post more than a year ago. I managed to set up the blog on 9/11/12, and almost finish the post.  But not quite. It’s not that I’m a luddite. I just can’t keep up. But as … Continue reading

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