Friday, November 19, 2010

Hamlet's Blackberry

William Powers perceives a kind of "flattening" because of what he calls hyper-connectedness. How is his sense of flattening different from Andrew Keen's? To what characteristics of being connected does he attribute flattening? Please respond by Monday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m.


Those of you who've missed responses to previous posts can compensate by doing your "personal" blog. When it comes time for me to calculate final grades, I will be taking into account the following:

1) Papers (on Postman/Idiocracy, Web page, Streitmatter/Goodnight, and Good Luck, Hamlet's Blackberry)

2) Blog responses (frequency, quality)

3) Class participation (attendance, of course, affects this)

4) Extra credit via personal blog

Thursday, November 11, 2010

History Is. . . (Mightier, Chaps. 6-10)

Relevant? Irrelevant? Using Mightier Than a Sword as a reference, please argue for which every position you believe most. Your response is due by 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mightier Than the Sword (Chaps. 1-5)

What, in reading about the history of American journalism, surprised you the most? A particular incident? A particular personage? A particular development or trend? Briefly explain why (but in more than one hurried sentence). Please post your response by 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8.