Note to readers

This is a blog that I'm required to keep that's full of unedited, near stream-of-consciousness reactions to similarly required and related readings in a graduate course in N.C. State University's Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program. The way these posts are written help me interrogate and understand what's going on in our readings. I'm identifying what's troublesome so that I can give it more thought, but the posts aren't written in a style that's productive for audiences outside of our class to read. That's by design. I start with contestation, then spend heavens only knows how long researching, recutting, and reevaluating so that I can try and see what potentially productive readings I can extract from these source for use in my own work's contributions back to the field. Comments encouraged, but please, you'll likely need a thick skin if your work is quoted here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

No, give me a real world catalog

Against my natural inclinations, I finally have to admit I wish Wordcat had an option to include bookstores in its results. Why should I be limited to finding copies of books in libraries?

Okay, admittedly, what I'd really like to do is write the Napster of book chapters, so that you could post a request and have someone fair use you a copy quickly, or have the system forward you a copy if someone had previously requested the same thing. This idea (c) 2005 or so, Ruffin Bailey. ;^)

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