Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Phooey On My Professor

In 1995, when I was a graduate student at the School of Information and Library Science at Carolina, I took an HTML class with a newly-minted professor. The assignment was to create a web page [mind you, this was 10 years ago...ancient times for the Internet Age...remember the term "Information Highway"?].

My Web Page, as it was titled, was a journal. I thought I was quite clever. Believing that no one had yet published personal material on the web, I copied several entries and scanned pictures from my real journal, tinkering well into the midnight hour to complete my assignment. I truly thought I had a winner - unique! intriguing! creative!

Imagine how crushed I was when Professor D. gave me a passing grade [pass or fail, all you get] with the comment "interesting idea, but I don't think it will catch on...too personal".

I want so badly to take some small credit for the blogging concept, but I can't. I let that opportunity pass me right on by with just a single deprecating opinion.

Now I join the ranks of all the bloggers out there who have the audacity to share their private side, creative secrets, happy days and melancholy moments.

Phooey on you, Professor.

1 comment:

LoriO said...

I had the same reaction from the computer vender teaching me to use a computer for the first time (in 1986-ish) when I said "they should make this mouse thing wireless!" Phooey on you, Computer Vendor!

In case you're wondering why I'm commenting on such an old post, I just found your blog and am in the Sacramento area too. And, I have a kitty Petey, who not only hides under the covers, he also puts things into his bowl of water including mousies and hair do-dads that then siphon off the water on to the floor. Thankfully, I was able to move the water dish to a tile floor.

Anyway, Hi.