Friday – Guest lecture, short homework, no quiz July 22, 2009

Reminder about an important announcement made today: There is no in class quiz on Friday for Paul Duguid’s guest lecture on advertising. Instead, we have assigned a short homework assignment. This is due at the beginning of class on paper. No email submissions allowed. See: http://blogs.ischool.berkeley.edu/i103su09/class-schedule-and-readings/the-next-class/ Specifically: “HOMEWORK (paper copy due at the beginning ofView Full Page…

Follow up from today + reminder about project assignment due Wednesday July 13, 2009

We hope that everyone had a good time today at the recently restored Bancroft Library. We thought that we were only giving you a tangible exposure to a couple of almost-two-hundred-year-old printing presses. We were delighted that Anthony Bliss was willing to spend so much time giving us a brief show and tell (and touch)View Full Page…

Off to a great start and looking ahead July 10, 2009

We’re off to a quick start, having heard back-to-back lectures on claims of inventions and technologies that have changed the face culture. On Wednesday, we talked about writing and the alphabet and examined whether or not history can be thought of as pre-alphabetic and post-alphabetic as some claimed. Today, we talked about Gutenberg and printingView Full Page…

Recapping a few important details… July 6, 2009

It was great to see a packed room today and to meet so many new people. We apologize for the heat and the metal folding chairs. We’ll try to do something about the latter, but there’s not much we can do about the former. For Wednesday… Go to the Class Schedule and Readings page andView Full Page…

See you tomorrow and info. on the Course Reader July 5, 2009

We are excited to kick off the class tomorrow! Remember, we are meeting in South Hall, Room 202, at 1:00pm. Location reminder Not sure where South Hall is? If you’ve taken a campus tour, it’s the stop where the tour guide points at the “Oldest building on campus” and then asks you to find theView Full Page…

Welcome to the History of Information May 14, 2009

Welcome to the course website for the History of Information, Summer 2009 version!