Re: Books for course on electronic texts

Steve Krause (krause@MIND.NET)
Sat, 12 Oct 1996 17:39:15 -0700

Tom Maddox wrote:
>Eek, that sounds just like the kind of pomo theorizing I don't want to
>inflict on undergraduates--or on graduate students for that matter. The
>"playful" quality of most academic writing comes across to me as incredibly
>labored, like Al Gore getting down. (I'm not specifically accusing Rosie
>Stone of this, by the way; merely responding to your recommendation.)

Tom, I could not disagree with you more. "Will the Real Body Please Stand
Up?" is one of the most accessible and lucid essays on cyberspace I've
read. I taught it in my sophomore-level lit class at BGSU (well, they were
honors students, but still), and it was one of the pieces that caused the
most interest and discussion. Honest, take a look at it. It won't hurt a

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