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, February 2, 2009

Free bookige: Wikipedia: The Missing Manual - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Potentially useful for introducing students to the 'pedia.

Wikipedia: The Missing Manual, released as, of course, a Wiki (in addition to a version as traditional book). Of course the first wiki version in the history is the edited book version, afaict.

Perhaps also useful (this from the book's author's wikipedia user page:

Note: I am offering two free copies of the book to school and university projects that have Wikipedia writing assignments. Please contact me via the 'E-mail this user' link on the left side of this page, or via the email address at my website, above, or by posting a note on my user talk page.

Always thought a Wikipedia editing theme would be a good one for a freshman comp class...

No comments: