web and technology
I really didn't enjoy the "Geeky Mom" blog, but it wasn't because I thought the blog itself was bad. The problem was that Geeky Mom discussed things that were really not topics of interest for me. I'm not saying that she should have--Geeky Mom obviously just has her own interests and I have mine. One example of this: I have a younger brother who enjoys video games, so I've heard of some of them, but it just isn't anything I would ever look to read about, so Geeky Mom's WoW Wednesday entries were not really my thing. "Geeky Mom" is a blog written for an audience that isn't me, so that's why I didn't enjoy it.
In thinking more about and sharing the images we read in class on Tuesday, I found that the in-between nature of the images seemed to cause discomfort to me and others. Why should the existence of in-between objects elicit disgust? Similarly, our readings mentioned historical attempts by Westerners to either make other cultures' literary works fit into Western genres or establish those other cultures as deficient for not matching the Western pattern closely. Why is maintaining the open mind to the evolution of genre that Dimock and Owen call for so difficult? Do we need computers to do this for us?