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let's play follow the reader - no TOC but most people are looking for one of these links - I'm juliannechat on twitter and skype - barely on facebook, OpenSalon & livejournal - 2002 - Jacques Ellul - sig-o-matic - soon: "difficult letters"
Where's Wally? (Julianne)
Where's the party?
25 August 2005: I wish I could be at my 30th high school reunion, dressed up and smiling (2003 photo by Michele Macrakis). If any of you visit Australia and do not get in touch, even just for travel/surf info, I will be very sad. The page I made for my 2004 college reunion looks pretentious now.
21st century story: ten minutes ago, whilst working, far from my backups, on some homework (in progress) for my degree in interactive multimedia at University of Technology Sydney, I accidentally overwrote this home page. I have just restored it by grabbing source from the Google cache (and stripping out the highlighting). *laughs*
In honor of my lunch with Dan Bricklin today, I've finally posted My Gastric Bypass: answers to some of the questions you were too polite to ask. Guaranteed diagram-free! Thank you, Dan, for the intense "before and after" pictures!
Report from the H-R commencement and reunions: Ernesto Zedillo's speech rocked (sadly the link is now broken). I was also thrilled to hear Margaret Atwood, having just finished her Oryx and Crake, which I found even more chilling than The Handmaid's Tale. For example, its narrator thinks to himself:
He doesn't know which is worse, a past he can't regain or a present that will destroy him if he looks at it too clearly. Then there's the future. Sheer vertigo.In person Atwood tried to be somewhat cheerful: "Writing is in itself an act of hope. It presupposes a future reader and thus a future." Still, I can't help sensing that she is more than a bit in sympathy with the central argument of Diana Wynne Jones' The Homeward Bounders: one has to give up hope--in fact, learn to persevere without it--before one can get real work done.
I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity...
If you found this page from my articles in Journal of Digital Information (now hosted by the Texas Digital Library), welcome! You may be amused by the presumption of Strategies for Creating New Genres (an idea I never followed up) or the (older but more contentful) Usability Techniques for Creators of Eliterature.
Wagner James Au, quoted in Salon:
...who you are doesn't ultimately depend on your experience or your contacts but on the quality of your mod file. The upload is all.
David Weinberger, writing in JOHO:
The Internet as a technology teaches us one value more deeply than any other: the joy of being connected...which in some parlances is more accurately termed love.
In a nettime post, Julian Assange quoted Antoine de Saint Exupéry as follows:
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood or assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
This page last updated September 2010.