"If Rip Van Winkle had slept through the past thirty years, the
tangible devices and spaces of today would for the most part seem
familiar to him. But one realm that has newly opened up might
quite surprise if not unsettle him--the intangible region we call
I've been unsettling myself on the Internet for about nine years now--I
am just beginning to find my place. I teach out of the Department
Sociology with special interest in the areas of the social construction
deviance, alcohol and drug use studies, and the social reality of
technology. I'm also a "Specialist" in Information
helping to coordinate the introduction and use of Internet courseware
programs on our campus.
1. Albert Borgmann, 1999. Holding on to Reality: The Nature
of Information at the Turn of the Millennium, The University of Chicago
Press: Chicago. Page 178.
Motivating Students: Rationalizing Rewards or Rewarding Rationality?
Is this going to be on the test?
Making Something out of Nothing (“…a social form that is generally
centrally conceived, controlled, and comparatively devoid of distinctive
Education or Information: David Noble and Control of Resources.
1. Jeffery R. Young, "At Iowa, An Experimental On-Line Course
for 1,900 Students Runs Into Problems," The Chronicle of Higher
Education, Tuesday, November 16, 1999. (http://chronicle.com/free/99/11/99111601t.htm).
2. George Ritzer, 2004. The Globalization of Nothing, Pine Forge
Press Press: Thousand Oaks, California. Page 3.