Tag Archives: argument

What I’m reading 11 May 2017 through 16 May 2017

bookmarks for July 30th, 2013 through August 6th, 2013

  • The Ecuadorian Library — Geek Empire — Medium – Sterling on Snowden, Assange, Wikileaks, NSA. Cleverness distracts from the point too often, but he might be opening a focus on an implication of all media converging, Kittler, media always being a misuse of military equipment. – (Kittler media_theory essay politics )
  • The Ideal English Major – The Chronicle Review – – One for FYW and print argument, making a fallacious argument about The Quality of Being an English Major. Sample: "The businessman prattles about excellence, leadership, partnerships, and productivity. The athlete drones on about the game plan, the coach, one play at a time, and the inestimable blessing of having teammates who make it all possible. The politician pontificates about unity, opportunity, national greatness, and what's in it for the middle class. When such people talk, they are not so much human beings as tape loops." And it doesn't get much better than that. One of those essays that takes back in its enactment most of what it says in it's argument. – (fyc fallacious argument )

bookmarks for May 11th, 2013 through May 18th, 2013

bookmarks for January 27th, 2013

bookmarks for June 23rd, 2011 through July 29th, 2011

bookmarks for May 29th, 2011

  • Digital Breadcrumbs, Purdy and Walker – Framed in a google search clone. "We call for examining the ways in which researchers actually use online resources for scholarly projects rather than lamenting how these researchers are not following prescribed models of efficient, purposeful online research. We, in other words, seek to consider the value of researchers' existing practices. In this early research, we find that for the participant-researchers in this study:

    Multiple online resources are used together in unadvertised, collaborative ways.
    “Unstructured” online research can be inventional." – (a&e research academia2.0 research2.0 mooc ple )

  • Why the Future of College isn’t on Campus | Brazen Life – Short post that will be good to critique in A&E. Lovely little half-truths, gross generalizations, even some bullet-proofing of arguments – all make it attractive to buy into, but weak and in the end, nothing new. Can also come at this from a distortion of ethos: apparent practical wisdom that is built of unquestioned aphorisms and placebos. Can see it by asking if the ethos is open to an alternative. Mis-leading title: this is back focused, not future. Nothing new here. Summed up in: Yes, it's apparent in your writing that you learned very little in college. – (a&e fyc argument fallacious bulletproofing tribalism )

bookmarks for January 13th, 2011 through January 15th, 2011