An essay for my fellow University of Michigan alumni

Like all University of Michigan alumni who were in the school of Literature, Science, and the Arts, I receive the quarterly LSA Magazine. This spring I’m actually in the magazine. For an issue on the theme of surviving in tough economic times, I contributed the back-page editorial which the editors entitled Can the Noosphere Save Us? The themes will be familiar to readers who know me: personal publishing, knowledge sharing, online collaboration. It was a treat to be asked to write about these topics for a diverse audience of UM alumni.

I would have subtitled the piece: “Ask not what the web can do for you. Instead ask what you can do with the web.” It features three people I have interviewed for my Innovators show, all of whom exemplify that dictum. They are Jean-Claude Bradley, Susan Gerhart, and John Leeke.

In order to make things easier for Susan Gerhart, who’ll be using a screen reader, I’m supplementing the PDF version posted at the magazine’s site with a plain HTML version.

6 thoughts on “An essay for my fellow University of Michigan alumni

  1. John Leeke

    Jon,

    Thanks for mentioning me in LSA article. I think the internet is working like you say because three people have tracked me down via the LSA Magazine article and the internet for info about their windows.

    John

    Reply
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