Monday, July 11, 2005

Who Just Tapped Me on My Back ?

Gerald So has called me out of lurkdom with this Meme. Now really, I try to stay away from such gibberish, but how could I refuse?

So here is the brief history from Gerald:
Recently, Scott McLemee who writes the Intellectual Affairs column for Inside Higher Ed started a blog meme and tagged myself among others to continue it. In turn, we have been asked to tag others.

So with out further mistyping.....
(1) Imagine it's 2015. You are visiting the library at a major research university. You go over to a computer terminal (or whatever it is they use in 2015) that gives you immediate access to any book or journal article on any topic you want. What do you look up? In other words, what do you hope somebody will have written in the meantime?

I would have to look up how many future Ph.D. students have read my disseration. I would then look up who or what has been written about Paul Guyot, Ray Banks, Jim Winter, Dave White, Duane, Al Guthrie, Kent Harrington, Charlie Stella, Terrill Lankford and the Goldberg bros (Lee and Tod).

(2) What is the strangest thing you've ever heard or seen at a conference? No names, please. Refer to Professor X or Ms. Y if you must. Double credit if you were directly affected. Triple if you then said or did something equally weird.
Never been, but looking forward to the after party stuff. I hear that Tecate and Video Golf are pretty interesting.

(3) Name a writer, scholar, or otherwise worthy person you admire so much that meeting him or her would probably reduce you to awestruck silence.
This has happened. Twenty years ago, I met Francis HC Crick (Nobel for DNA). I couldn't speak. The following year, I was working on a National Science Foundation project that he was chairing. Today, I would have to say Sarah Weinman, Donna Moore and Jennifer Jordan!

(4) What are two or three blogs or other Web sites you often read that don't seem to be on many people's radar? Answer Girl, Charlie Stella, and James Lincoln Warren

Oh, and I tag and Al Guthrie, Kent Harrington, Charlie Stella and Terrill Lankford to go next.

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