week 3 – post class notes

Per listserv

Thanks for bearing with the frog in my throat last night.
Reminder: if you want to revisit your proposal, let me know this morning.
The discussion leader grouping is posted on the home page, link is “discussion leader” at the top of each site page. Discussion leaders start week five (in two weeks).
Discussion Groups:
1. (3 Feb) Dean, Helen, Nicole M, Scott
2. (10 Feb) Elizabeth, Inge, Katia, Nicole C, Xurxo
3. (17 Feb) Anna, Erika, Marc, Melissa, Rose
4. (24 Feb) Antika, Janna, Lynne, Sam, Stephen
5. (3 Mar) Danielle, John, Lisa, Shelby
Reminder: if you develop a conflict, find someone to swap with you! Just let me know that there has been a swap.
Each student will lead discussion one class session during the quarter. Discussion leaders are assigned an article in the reading list and should (1) link the article to personal experience, their research project, and/or current business practices as well as (2) link it to the general class reading, comparing and contrasting viewpoints. Students are encouraged to also find external material related to their individual interests.
Because of the size of the class, there will be more than one presentation each evening. Students will be divided into five work teams; each member of the team will lead a structured small group discussion.
Each presentation and question session will be about 10 minutes. Presentation: Goal – 5-7 slides plus title and credit/contact. All will be shared on Slideshare.net
Hi, folks!

I have added Crossing The Chasm (the book I referenced last night) to the list. The books to select from can be found here:


Select from one of these books:

A Nation Transformed By Information (2000), A.D. Chandler, Jr and J.W. Cortada
Being Digital (1996), N. Negroponte
The Cluetrain Manifesto (1999), C. Locke et al
Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (2000), L. Lessig
The Creation of The Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications (2004 ), P. Starr
Crossing The Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers (1991, revised 2002), G. Moore
Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and The Dawn of the Computer Age (1999), M.A. Hiltzik
A History of Broadcasting in the United States, Vol 1 – Tower of Babel through 1933, E. Barnouw.
Neuromancer (1984), W. Gibson [fiction]
Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies (2001), A. Oram
Rainbows End (2006), V. Vinge [fiction]
Six Degrees (2003 HB/2004 PB), Duncan J. Watts
Smart Mobs (2002), H. Rheingold
The Social Life of Information (2000), J.S. Brown and P. Duguid
Telephone: The First One Hundred Years (1975 or 1976), J. Brooks
The Transparent Society (1998), D. Brin
The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-line Pioneers (1998 or 2007), T. Standage
The Virtual Community: Homesteading on The Electronic Frontier (2000), H. Rheingold
We The Media (2004), D. Gillmor (online book)

There are /examples/ of book reviews from books that are not on this list — these are provided as /examples/ of good reviews from other classes. There is also a link to all book reviews from last year’s class.

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: