Wiki – 1995ish - A web page anyone can edit using only a browser.
Made popular by Wikipedia
“Open Source” scripts are open and free for anyone to use and modify as long as they distribute it the same way to everyone.
When they first came out anyone could access and edit them.
Book the wiki way about how you should go to a wiki to make it better. Are both a writer and a reader.
Fishbowl – Need a user account to edit, but not to read.
Walled Garden – Can’t even read unless you have a user account.
Hypertext – links bits of things together for reference.
Tim B. Lee 1989 - Worked for CL-RN, invented the world wide web (not the internet) to share papers and information.
Wiki Words: ThisIsAWikiWord
Rollback – wiki saves a copy of the page every time you change something.
Wysiwyg – what you see is what you get
Ch1 Notes-
--Characteristics of Rhetoric—

5 Elements:
1. Rhetoric typically addresses public audiences
a. Intrapersonal rhetoric – how you convince yourself
2. Rhetoric is (more or less) purposeful
a. Clarity (the use of) is rhetoric in that it specifies what you want someone to do
b. Tries to effect, somehow, beliefs, values, and action.
c. *Continuum: advertising, overt/intentional ..to.. music/lyrics, unintentional/non-overt
3. Responds to and Creates (more or less) obvious social concerns
a. Rhetorical Exergence(?) – the need to speak on something. Ie president on Haiti
b. Rhetoric produces more rhetoric
c. Exergence requires …umm more rhetoric?
4. Rhetoric relies on verbal and nonverbal symbols
a. Clothing, gestures, background, color, architecture, images, camera angles, etc
5. Rhetoric shapes the way people act, believe, feel, think, etc.
a. Food can act as a symbol, ie plate of donuts on table.
6. Materials - Materiality.
On stuff like the personal intro pages, info that is left out carries meaning too. You make (made) descisions about what was or wasn't appropriate for the setting.

Bullets - Relatively new, probably became widespread from powerpoint.
Rhetorically, bullets can be used to make a point that cannot be argued with.

What can be retorically significant in the one page intros?
Not much, its pretty cut and dry and mostly fact.
The physical page itself is the unit of discourse.



ch2 -
one incident, one view. not one person, one view.
Can look at something twice and interpret it differently each time.

ch3 -
4 kinds of critical thinking
(3 important to us)
Glandular Critisism (Gut Reaction)
Characteristics that accuratley convey and distinguish something. Getting down to particulars.
Objective in the sense that we would all agree and rationalize on. (Has two arms, two legs, one head, etc)
neutral language, just describing stuff
no commentary
Also describing the rhetorical context (eg, dental office)

need to be personally removed, paying attention to internal characteristics like form, organization, style, lines of argument, etc. monitor self and use neutral terms (clean is not a neutral term) Dont use comentary, don't jump to interpretation & analyisis.

for thursday : re-read pg. 46-7 (scudder), do more neutral notes on description of the emily cummins page. Use a bulleted list. There should be lots of them...


Specific Circumstances:
Stallman's looks like its from the 90's
Their both on the web
Stallman works in US
Cummins in UK
Stallman talks about his views
Cummins talks about herself
Cummins addresses Africa and sustainable design
Stallman addresses political topics from before 2000 to present.
Cummins page basically looks at her over the last 5 years.

Similar Circumstances:
achievements to share,
listing to further their goals
stallman - political agenda - freedom of information
cummins - wants to get hired
Stallman directs things towards specific audiences
Stallman uses links (like crazy) to things he is interested in

Rhetor & Audience:
Backgrounds - relationship with audience
Talks to reader.
Political, Political Audience (not programmers)
Stallman links to pages in multiple languages
Cummins - 22, University Student - business management, Inventor,
Stallman - 54, overweight, harvard grad, prev. MIT employment, BA in physics,
Rhetor-Audience Relationship:
Talking up to, down, etc?
Stallman writes converstionally, also uses a lot of imperatives.
Stallman uses "richard dot stallman at" notation for his email

text-context: Non-participation, contextual reconstruction, desecration, etc
Cummins page:
Conforms - Easy nav, organized, aligns w/prof. image.
Ready to make connections
Not too many images
not confrontational
makes it easy to focus on her and her products
Stallman's Page:

3-1-10 Notes
Cummins Site:
Whats in the text is the same as the picture accompanying it
Interesting that she brings up Africa’s poverty without touching on the feelings of hardship much
Like a speech
Will create ethos no matter what, its either good or crap

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