Daniel Salter - Penn State University
Stuart Brown - StudentAffairs.com
Dana Christman - New Mexico State University
Summer 2002 Vol. 3, No. 3
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Okay, now that you have whipped your e-mail into shape, time to turn your attention to your presentations. For help on that front, Pam Havice and Bill Havice make some excellent recommendations in Polish Your Next Presentation: Points to Remember.
It is truly a shame that Bush and Gore did not have access to Steven Meyer's article, Creating Digital Democracy: Implementing Online Elections in Student Government. The 2000 election might have been quite a different experience. While many of us have been talking about it, Oakland did it - the online election.
Scanners and scanning software, such as optical character readers, have come a long way since their introduction. Gary Malaney offers some insights and considerations to departments who are considering (or reconsidering) using this technology for research purposes, in his article Using Opscan Technology in Survey Research.
And then there Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), which have become an essential piece of hardware for many people. Patrick Chang demonstrates how PDAs can be used by practitioners in a proactive manner in his article, N.I.P. (Network/Internet/PDA) those Student Affairs Problems in the Bud
In the tradition of movies like "Its a Wonderful Life", Brian Cremins looks at how life might have been different without Internet search engines and other technologies in his article, WHAT IF...? and Other Weird Tales of the Digital Age
Amy M. Fonder reviews Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates and Pirate Utopias, which was edited by Peter Ludlow.
David M Levy's book, Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age, is reviewed by Eric L. Dicken.
Here's a book that would seem to hit home with many of us: Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age written by Thomas Hylland Eriksen is reviewed by Gerry Muir.
We may also ask ourselves this question on a daily basis: What's the Matter with the Internet? Mark Poster tries to answer it in his book, which is reviewed by Brian C. Steinberg.
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