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:zz: TRIUMPH! They seemed to understand it!
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- Subject: :zz: TRIUMPH! They seemed to understand it!
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 19:20:25 +0900
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Some strange magic occurred.
I'm requiring both my undergraduate students
(course called "Information Media") and graduate
students (course called "Cinema of the Mind")
to learn ZigZag.
Everything went wrong this morning. I had far less
time to prepare than anticipated. I BOTCHED
THE DEMO HALFWAY THROUGH.
But then somehow--
the WHOLE ROOM lit up. Ken'ichi (who was
assisting me) said, "I think the class got it."
And two or three students came up to me to say
they were really excited about ZigZag.
I wish I knew what I did right. The following class
(graduate students) got roughly the same presentation
and sat stoically.
Ah, well. You never know. Comedians have sayings
about it (which I don't remember)-- like, "Sometimes
you get a great audience, sometimes you don't." Or,
even more trenchantly, "A good house is like a waffle"...
Theodor Holm Nelson, Visiting Professor of Environmental Information
Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
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Quotation of the day, 98.09.25:
"Love is the marshmallow on top of the blood-and-guts sundae we call life."