I’m a User Not a Dealer . . .

. . . of Rich web applications, that is. Before I forget, I want to make note of this interesting essay by Uday Gajendar. I found the piece via a link from my colleague Johndan Johnson-Eilola's blog Work / Space.) And having just completed teaching my first online course, I have some strong opinions about the rhetorical situation of web applications. I'll write more about that soon -- I'm gearing up for fall classes & thinking about how to use web technology -- but for the moment just wanted to recommend this as a smart & intellectually well-grounded approach to the problems associated with online communication. I will be making use of the ideas in Gajendar's essay as I put together class blogs, wikis, online gradebooks & so on.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.