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Many of the subscribers on this listserv get articles published in Educause and are humble enough not to toot their horns here. I'd refrain too (perhaps) except that the online issue that was just published has an article that was directly inspired by a conversation that started here on "kill switches" (c.f ). If you are interested check out There are also, btw, a number of other articles in the same issue that are written by other subscribers to this list serv. Thanks, all of you, for your great conversational threads! Luke ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at


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For those of you who have a subscription to the New Yorker, in the most recent issue Evgeny Morozov has a great review of recent books that endorse the virtues of leaving some places on campus unwired:


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I find him a little dark sometimes, but nonetheless a good read, Luke, thank you for posting.  

You know the article that I found interesting and quite related to the information technology writ large in the New Yorker lately was "The Collapse" in the October 14 edition.  It is about a law firm's collapse, but buried in it is a story of how email is handled within a private network and what a pivotal role email played in the course of the narrative.

Cheers, Tracy

I've had a few requests (primarily from faculty) who are keen on the idea of deliberate dark spots (Walden Zones) but when I've floated the idea with others their response is strongly for *more* coverage (sprinkled with comments such as:  "It takes one click to go into airplane mode.  If someone wants to shut off contact is that too hard to do?")  And then, of course, there's this:


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