Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Experts worry that war on terrorism will be seen as crusade against Islam By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer "WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush calls it a "crusade,'' a war against a new kind of evil. But using such a term, loaded with historical baggage about religious wars, could alienate moderate Muslims that the United States needs, some experts caution. " It is becoming clear to me that the Language of the current times - and the psychological depths it taps into is of vital importance! Words of War leads to a war of words on the net, but can unleash forces that go wel beyond words. Good comments in this article by George Lakoff.

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Friday, September 07, 2001

http://otal.umd.edu/~rccs/books/borsook/index.html Cyberselfish Review "Although Paulina Borsook has been writing about cyberculture for over a decade, most academics first discovered her via "The Memories of a Token: An Aging Berkeley Feminist Examines Wired," Borsook's chapter in the 1996 anthology Wired Women: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace. Since then, Borsook has published a number of influential pieces in Salon and Mother Jones and, in 2001, published Cyberselfish: A Critical Romp through the Terribly Libertarian Culture of High Tech. Aimée Morrison, a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Alberta who is working on a dissertation exploring the personal computer in 1980s literary and popular culture, reviews Cyberselfish, followed by a rejoinder from the author." Interesting discussion.

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