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Glitching Danish Numbers

Well, where have I been? As an “open online participant” I’ve been around, looking at blogs, commenting on some, watching the interviews, etc. I’ve actually ripped the audio of the Alan Kay and the Ted Nelson interviews and listened to … Continue reading

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Nugget of Hypertext Machine Dreaming

There it is, in Computer Lib/Dream Machines, on pages DM44 and DM45, just before the write-up of “Doug Engelbart and “The Augmentation of Intellect.”” There is Ted Nelson’s description of hypertext, of associative trails in concept space from his own … Continue reading

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Inquiry: Byzantium goes to Denmarkian England

Area of Inquiry I am interested in learning more about the historical, cultural, and linguistic relationships between Denmark and the United Kingdom. The reasons for my interest are varied. For one thing, I have spent time reading history in various … Continue reading

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Word breaks, hyphens, and left justification

Alright, this isn’t really a response to some assignment. It has to do with style. In my opinion, a paragraph of text that is left justified (lines up along the left margin with the right end of each line finishing … Continue reading

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Delayed week two reflection

I’m glad to be an “open online participant” rather than a registered student. If I were an official student, I would have my work in on time! (side note: I’ve been an official student plenty of times, and find that … Continue reading

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Obviously, the Map is Not the Territory

Analyzing the Obvious The Map is not the Territory So says Korzybski. Or so everyone thinks. His actual quote is “A map is not the territory it represents, but if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which … Continue reading

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Nugget for Man-Computer Symbiosis

In reading through the Licklider article, it was easy to get sidetracked noting the changes in technology that followed a decade or two after he wrote it. With the development of integrated circuit technology and microprocessors, there is no need … Continue reading

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Week One Progress Report

Launched and in orbit. As an open participant, I have tried to complete assignments like everyone else. Read the article (a couple of times), posted nugget and concept experience, commented on a few posts. And tweeted here and there. And … Continue reading

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Trails within Trails

Last night I was proctoring final exams for my Computer Organization class. The students were quietly busy, and I was able to work on a variety of things on the computer. Later, I took screenshots of my browsing history (thinking … Continue reading

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Nugget that I stumble over

The golden nugget of technology is not a solution to problems of the heart. I skip over the points that could be made concerning the change of information storage technology from Bush’s beloved analog to digital, giving wide access to … Continue reading

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