BIG changes; NOTHING changes. A Response to Derek Mueller.

I dedicated a previous post to speculating on what Apple might offer when they unveil their tablet computer later this month (or so the rumors go). Derek Mueller responded with an intelligent comment about banality. So I wanted to write a post that I think demonstrates Derek’s point about change-not-change. I want to write about machines that offer at least some small changes. And then I’ll reflect a bit on…

January 8, 2010

The Apple Tablet: Implications for Rhetoric and Composition

(continuing my train of thought from my last post, where I made some educated guesses about what the coming Apple Tablet might look like and what it might do…) And what does this mean for writing teachers? Not much any time soon. Nope. But it does portend a future where multimedia forms of writing and reading edge closer to their rightful place as a constant presence in our social, cultural,…

January 5, 2010

The Apple Tablet: An Educated Guess

It looks like Apple will be unveiling its tablet this month, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t join the throngs of digital fortune tellers, and try to figure out what I think the little thing’s gonna be and gonna do. I’m a writing teacher. I’m interested in the tools of reading and writing. I’m not an engineer or a business guru, so my comments here will be a combination…

January 4, 2010