Content or Context? Perhaps I’m Confused.

The Medium is the Message by Marshall McLuhan. I wanted to say, in response to this reading: “I have no words”. I will admit I was a little lost when I started the reading. Though I realized it was a paradox, I still couldn’t get the meaning that was sitting right in front of my…

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Our Deepest Fear & An Unexpected Outcome

Personal Dynamic Media by Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg, 1977 On one level, the reading left me thinking: these authors are truly smart, imaginative. Even though many of the things they are describing are actually functioning now in computer systems, I enjoyed reading their almost laborious descriptions of the functions. From the mundane editing and…

Accessible Learning

Computer Lib /Dream Machines by Ted Nelson, 1974. There’s so much in this reading that resonates with me. First, he attempts to almost demystify the computer and the media brought forth from it. I really like that one of his points is to make the learning and/or knowledge of computers and media more accessible to…