Report: Iranian blogger arrested –

November 19, 2008
Tags: , hoder, iran

Catsy just IMed to say that a friend of ours, Hoder, has been arrested in Iran. Report: Iranian blogger arrested – TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (UPI) — An Iranian blogger, who had visited Israel advocating improved relations, was arrested in Tehran and has admitted to spying, an Iranian Web site says. Jahan News, a Web […]



January 26, 2008

Jeremy said that he is in the top 500 bloggers with over 5000 posts. I’m sure that beats me, but for the heck of it I looked for my old blogs and found them: Index of /words/archives/old_content.butnot.the.right.format The first post when I moved from to my own blog was May 25, 2001:Just Differently Intelligent…: […]

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Website not a kindred spirit, says Anne authority

January 11, 2008

I talked about this on the blog while back (see Anne’s Diary and Anne’s Diary Holds First Test Group ). It seemed problematic, and I couldn’t figure out what right they had to use the name Anne. I had some polite email with some folks there, but there wasn’t much to report. Of course the […]


Did blogging kill the public intellectual?

January 9, 2008
Tags: , , shakespeare

Alex has a great post, and not just because my course is starting this week by reading his chapter on Blogging. In Did blogging kill the public intellectual? Alex discusses Russell Jacoby’ item in Big Brains, Small Impact in the Chronicle of Higher Ed., noting “he assumes that a public intellectual inhabits the public sphere, […]

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