[[[From time to time, I will send "thinking cap" questions on the class blog. The idea is that you respond to the question with your thoughts on the blog (posted as a comment to the question). This will count towards "participation" credit, but also allows you to share your class-related ideas with other folks in the list. As for how often you should feel compelled to respond vs. how deep your thoughts should be, I would use Woody Allen's philosophy on quantity vs. quality, expounded in the context of a
slightly different situation (start at 3:30)]]] Here is the first thinking cap. Post your answers to this "homework 1" question on the blog, so we can perhaps aggregate/discuss: ========= Think of and list 3 queries (or activities) that you would like to do on the Web that the current day search engines (e.g. Google) don't quite support. A quote to get you inspired: "Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?" -(Mis)attributed to Robert Kennedy who paraphrased Bernard Shaw==========
ps: David Bendit is the first to accept the invitation to the class blog. That kind of enthusiasm is usually grounds for either an A+ in the course or a piece of yummy candy (straight from the candy mountain).