Reading: Trump’s big show of opening the US economy will hide the real story – CNNPolitics

From Trump’s big show of opening the US economy will hide the real story – CNNPolitics This is not how to handle an on-going crisis. This is marketing, not leadership. The fact that it is constitutionally superfluous for Trump to authorize states to open up suggests his real intent is an election-year political device that… Continue reading Reading: Trump’s big show of opening the US economy will hide the real story – CNNPolitics

Reading: Daring Fireball: All Podcasts Are Shows; Not All Shows Are Podcasts

Source “Luminary is not alone in trying to usurp the term “podcast” for proprietary audio shows … “ but it sure is pushy. A dead-end. Signified by the need to appropriate the term. “These companies are trying to usurp the word podcast for one simple reason: people love podcasts. What I think and hope they… Continue reading Reading: Daring Fireball: All Podcasts Are Shows; Not All Shows Are Podcasts

Reading: Trump’s ‘deals’ aren’t working out the way he promised – The Washington Post

Source The thing about marketing is – it’s pretty much a lie. The thing about political exchange is – it’s pretty much an exchange. When marketing replaces political exchange, we swap an exchange for a lie. Which leads to this question: When Trump comes before the public to ask for another term, what’s the story… Continue reading Reading: Trump’s ‘deals’ aren’t working out the way he promised – The Washington Post

What I’m reading 11 Mar 2018 – 21 Apr 2018

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick • The Register – The middle-aged Register speaks to the medicare-aged retiring. There’s more time to stay further in front of the curve when you’re old.> The kids of my day bantered in rhyming slang and Nadsat; these days they speak StartUp and… Continue reading What I’m reading 11 Mar 2018 – 21 Apr 2018

digital media: why think?

/caption]I just looked over two texts from Rutledge for possible use in digital writing and rhetoric courses, and came away disappointed. Saddened. Without anything good to say. Both books give an unintentionally clear look into the cold heart of darkness that is written mass media. Neither delivers what they suggest they will. Both have a distinctive ordour of journalism-as-marketing-the-brand shaping… Continue reading digital media: why think?

bookmarks for August 6th, 2012 through August 8th, 2012

The Digital World Demands a New Mode of Reading – Academic Workplace 2012 – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Sweet bit of short-fluf to start a discussion in FYC or among the lit majors who enjoy their paper Harry Potter and side-step 19th century syntax. – (reading fyc ) The Myth of the Tech-Savvy… Continue reading bookmarks for August 6th, 2012 through August 8th, 2012

bookmarks for November 18th, 2010

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web – Shiny Google People promote their vision life, the universe, html5, and everything in the guise of a children's book. More myopic than Microsoft, heavier-handed than a railway baron, more condescending than Bill Buckley. It's all about revision and Manifest Destiny, wrapped up in a shameless… Continue reading bookmarks for November 18th, 2010