10.0757 online course & other things

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 6 Mar 1997 21:57:28 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 757.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "A. S. Weber" <aweber@BINGHAMTON.EDU> (16)
Subject: Electronic Course

[2] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (35)
Subject: online

Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 15:01:51 -0500
From: "A. S. Weber" <aweber@BINGHAMTON.EDU>
Subject: Electronic Course

[The following passed on from Ficino (Renaissance studies) with thanks.

Dear Ficino Members:

I am about to go completely on-line with an internet based course entitled
Electronic Shakespeare for undergraduates at SUNY Binghamton. I would
appreciate any critique from those of you who are involved with electronic
pedagogy. I would also be happy to share my trials and tribulations in
private communications with other list members. The URL is


Best Regards,

Alan S. Weber
Assistant Professor of English (csl)
English Department
SUNY Binghamton, NY 13902
607 - 734 - 1659 (H)
607 - 777 - 2168 (O)
607 - 735 - 1913 (O)
607 - 777 - 2408 (FAX)

Date: Thu, 06 Mar 1997 21:55:53 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: online

Items diverse and interesting from today's Guardian, Online section, for
some of which see <http://online.guardian.co.uk/>.

(1) Happy Computers, a London training firm that as company policy
recommends 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 for maintenance, and 12 for growth.
Right there in the office. Nevertheless they are successful -- a 50%/year
growth rate since founding in 1990. "This is a relentlessly positive place,"
says Henry Stewart, who runs the place.

(2) Stardust, a new project of NASA in the U.S., to collect samples of dust
and tiny fragments of rock from the sun and comets. See

(3) The Toaster Museum Foundation Homepage,
<http://www.spiritone.com/~ericn/>. Why should anyone care? "Much can be
learned about a culture through the examination of everyday items. This
Foundation recognizes that we have a unique opportunity to gather some
fascinating artifacts from the 20th Century before they become lost to
history. For the history of the toaster is the history of 20th Century
Cultural Trends and Industrial Design, and these little chrome
(and nickel, and brass, and plastic...) monuments to man's ingenuity should
always be remembered."

(4) Richard Colbey, "High noon for Net porn", on the battle against the U.S.
Communications Decency Act, which "reached a crucial stage last week when
the American Supreme Court began considering written arguments.... Under the
CDA, it will be an offence punishable by up to two years' imprisonment or a
$250,000 fine to take part in 'indecent or offensive' speech on a computer
network if that speech can be viewed by a minor." See

(5) "Operator heal thyself", on the research of British Telecom computer
scientists into the "breeding" of software "using programming techniques
that mimic biological evolution, with a view to developing 'self-healing'
phone networks." See <http://online.guardian.co.uk/thisweek.html>.

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