some notes

Here are a few bits of important information. I'm going to keep this post up at the top of things for a few days, until I'm sure everyone's had a chance to see it.

1. Class notes: somebody reminded me at the end of class on Wednesday that I was supposed to post the notes I've taken during our discussions. They're all linked below, for your reference.

2. Blogging grades: grades have been posted for the second and third week of blogging. Remember that grades are out of a total of 10 points, and each week's grade covers the period from the start of class on Wednesday to the start of class on the following Wednesday. There's still plenty of time to improve your blog grade: create more original posts; comment substantively on your classmates' posts; demonstrate your interest in whatever aspect of the course material you most want to discuss.

3. This week's reading: as you can see from the syllabus, we're reading a short story by Jorge Luis Borges and some selections by the Oulipo group for Monday. For Wednesday, we're reading an essay by George Landow, an essay by Michael Joyce, and Michael Joyce's hypertext "Afternoon," which is numbered among the most important early hypertext projects. Please leave yourself plenty of time to wander around in "Afternoon," as well as time for some possible initial technical difficulty. The file that is available through the online syllabus should be runnable on any Macintosh that has "classic mode" enabled (as do all of the Macs in the ITS lab). The file is also installed on the Mac in the English department library, which is open and available during regular business hours. Please let me know ASAP if you have any trouble with this file.

I think that's it. Have a great weekend!

I was wondering if anybody else was having difficulty logging in to the sakai site. I have tried several times over the past couple of weeks, using every user name/password combination possible, and I am unable to log in. Is anybody else struggling as well???

Hi -- if you're having trouble with Sakai, you should talk to the ITS folks on your home campus. The login id and password you use should be the one you use to log in to your home campus's network/email/etc. Make sure you select your home campus from the drop-down menu, too.