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Archive for September, 2009

Computing in the Clouds 101

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on September 29th, 2009

In my grad class the students are doing their seminar presentations and one student, Andrew presented yesterday on Cloud Computing. One of the resources he pointed us to is this decent video definition/discussion on cloud computing. The simplicity of the video is both helpful and interesting. I’ll leave further analysis to you.

Who listenes to podcasts? (or “Are podcasts ‘male?’”)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on September 16th, 2009

The researchers at Edison have conducted another study looking at the Podcaster Consumer, this one for 2009. The findings are rather interesting, and I suggest you check out the full report/slides. Here are a few key points I pulled that interest me both as a podcaster and a social media researcher. Of those in the […]

Pays more to not work than get a Ph.D.!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on September 2nd, 2009

This is sad, but too true. Even sadder is grad students in my area (English, writing,…) tend to get even less.

We are all writers now?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on September 1st, 2009

In this article, Anne Trubek points out something obvious, but something perhaps so oblivious most people miss it. With the advent of digital media and a rather high saturation of digital media use in the US and elsewhere, people are writing now more than ever. As Trubek states; “What many professional writers are overlooking in […]

Bad Design: Poor Wiper Placement

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on September 1st, 2009

Now here is an example of a bad design. Usually bad design is not quite this obvious!