By Joan Tornow
Tornow experiences a gaggle of scholars writing on-line for an whole semester and weaves their stories right into a dialogue approximately the place literacy goes and the way thought may help us movement in concord with our newly evolving expertise.
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The ACW has sponsored workshops, created its own listserv and WEB page, and recently become a co-sponsoralong with the Annenberg/CPB Project, Gallaudet University, and George Mason Universityof the Epiphany Project, designed to support pedagogical change in networked college classrooms. By 1993, many of our professional activities were moving online. For example, the 1993 Computers and Writing Conference had an online version which was "attended" both by people who could not get to the "physical" conference and people who wished to engage in dialogue before and after the physical conference itself.
When blizzards kept us indoors during our winter vacations, or rainstorms on our summer ones, I shamelessly exploited the situation by tasking them with reading chapters. Always, their insights were profound. My husband helped in a thousand other ways, too, and consistently conveyed his steadfast conviction that when the book left home, it would be responsible and independent. These are some of the people in my village. I am humbled by their kindness and grateful for their generosity. This book is my attempt to give back to them some small measure of what they have given me.
In this text, I have decided to employ the particle/wave dichotomy in additional ways. In a purely playful manner, I have used this dichotomy as a "tool of thought" which has helped me to foreground contrasts between dynamic and static features in cultural artifactsfor example, the dynamic nature of electronic text as opposed to the static nature of printed Page 5 text. " In other words, the narratives are wavelike in their attempt to describe an ongoing experience, whereas the theoretic sections in a sense ''pin down" the experiences and make them hold still like things while I analyze them.