Archive | November, 2010

REB #45: “So, that notion of hypertext seemed to me immediately obvious because footnotes were already the ideas wriggling, struggling to get free, like a cat trying to get out of your arms.”

– Ted Nelson This evening, I decided to take Jenny up on her offer: instead of going to class to work, I worked from home. I write better when I’m not surrounded by other people who are working on their own things (and all different types of projects), talking, making computer noises, etc. Nothing against […]

REB #44: “There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.”

– G.K. Chesteron Here are some of the BOOKS I’M THINKING ABOUT READING OVER BREAK The Untelling by Tayari Jones Between Camelots by David Harris Ebenbach The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Dracula by Bram Stoker Hard Times by Charles Dickens Skeleton Key by Stephen King […]

REB #43: “A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

– Orson Welle Here is my growing list of movies that I might watch over Christmas break. I’ll start with HOLIDAY CLASSICS AND MOVIES I’VE ALREADY SEEN A Christmas Story The Wizard of Oz How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation National Lampoon’s Vacation Stranger Than Fiction 3 Ninjas And here […]

REB #42: “By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education…. From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments.”

– Russell Baker My last class for the semester will be on December 8, 2010, and after that, I’ll have about 6.5 weeks off. We all will, in fact. Won’t that be nice? But right now, I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do in that 6.5 weeks. Besides work, I have a […]

REB #40: “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Originally, I was going to blog about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows today, but I’ve had two obstacles this weekend preventing me from seeing the movie: Saturday, I walked over to the Maryland Science Center (because there’s no way I’m not seeing this thing in […]