Links for Pieces on Technology (Thanks to Matt Lau)

Matt called our attention to the following articles that can be shared with students when discussing technology in the classroom.

The first is a funny take on internet etiquette and grammar:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6408927/Internet-rules-and-laws-the-top-10-from-Godwin-to-Poe.html

It includes, as its first entry, Godwin’s law, which I brought up at the October meeting without remembering the name: “‘As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.'”

The second, by writer Rebecca Solnit, as Matt says “tries to put the rise of the web in some kind of historical-psychological perspective (a little like Sherry Turkle, but better for student accessibility, I think).” It seems like it would be a great conversation starter (or continuer):

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n16/rebecca-solnit/diary

Thanks, Matt, and please keep these coming! We can put articles up here for the time being, thinking of how to incorporate them into the archive or reader as we move forward.

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