Archive for May, 2009

The Asimov story in which a mother invents Twitter

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I was busy this morning seeing my mother off after a weekend in which nothing, it seemed, could go wrong, and a great many things went startlingly, unexpectedly right. Thanks to Graham "Sky" Rowat, Mama and I got to go backstage last night after Guys and Dolls, which is something ...

Where marketers would never want to tamper

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Here's the thing: English professors don't usually get asked to test drive and review cars. I've reviewed books, grant proposals, even web sites. Never cars. Ah, this blessèd plot, this Internet. Granted, I'm not an "English professor" -- I have a Ph.D. in English literature, which means that I trained ...