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February 10, 2005

When your week just won't go the way you want it to

That is how this week has gone. Nothing really terrible just nothing on que. So today I decided to stop fighting it and to just zen the whole thing.

I had planned to spend the day reading for quals and doing library research on my pc at my local library (it's a really ugly website so don't be shocked), via their wireless connection. I can't regularly do this from home because my DirecWay satellite hookup doesn't support VPN, this will be resolved later this year when we change to Blue Sky. I did work with the computer tech folks on campus to get this problem resolved and we did find a way that works sometimes...but not all the time. So once the local library went wireless routinely pack up and head for town to work.

Of course today I got to the library, snagged one of the few carrel's with power (such is the world of architectural wonders you can have wireless or power but very few spots get both), get set-up, and find that there is a glitch with the wireless and it doesn't want to keep me connected consistently. *sigh*

Oh well I'll have lots of work to do tomorrow morning on campus I guess. It will be two computers at once I'm sure. My laptop humming in the card catalog looking for the few books, related to my quals, that aren't already living on my desk. Plus a second one in the PhD Lab that will be accessing Oncourse to print out the labs and test reviews I need for the class I TA. Can't print those at home because of the same VPN issue.

My one real bright spot of the day related to putting my hands on a history of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC). I had been looking for a single source or at least related sources, for a history that came close to the present. This morning I have a brain storm and checked my bookshelf's - who would have thought it - and first reviewed:

Jones, Steven G. (Ed.) (1995). Cybersociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications.

The introduction includes material on the history of CMC but it is not up to present obviously.

Then I noticed that right there on the shelf next to Cybersociety and Cybersociety 2.0 was:

Jones, Steve (Ed.) (2003). Encyclopedia of New Media: An Essential Reference to Communication and Technology. New York: Sage.

Everything I wanted is right there. Look up the name of a CMC media, say email, and there it is a nice concise history at the front of the entry. Excellent. Even has an entry for blogs...though that one will be supplemented I'm sure.

Posted by prolurkr at February 10, 2005 08:15 PM

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