Saturday, November 22, 2008

Poetry Saturday -- Disconnected

I, too, am at NCTE. Learning lots. Having plenty of fun. On the brink of Twittering. 

The theme of the conference is Because Shift Happens: Teaching in the 21st Century. I have found it quite ironic that the only place I can get reliable (free) wireless internet access is in the lobby of my hotel. Not so convenient. A definite disconnect. 

So I wrote this poem (in pencil, in my before-21st-Century-technology writer's notebook):

No free wireless internet
Connection at a conference about
Teaching 21st Century literacies? 
Eh?  Really?


The round up was/is at Brimstone Soup.

7 comments:

  1. Heh, heh, heh. Why is free wireless internet treated like a rare benefit instead of the essential utility it is?

    Can't wait to see what you report from NCTE.

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  2. Mary Lee,
    Great poem! We just went wireless at my house last weekend (so K could play Xbox live, when we still had an Xbox). I love it! Have fun and learn lots!
    Carol

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  3. Perfect poem. I'm also pretty crazy about the theme, "Because Shift Happens." Kinda funny/edgy for NCTE, don't you think?

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  4. Actually, my favorite line from this post is: "on the brink of Twittering" like it's this horrible threat. Sounds like a good title for a YA novel or something.

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  5. I found free-at-last Internet last night at the Hilton. If I'd known, I'd have gotten a room!

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  6. I'm so sorry for you, but there is some serious irony there!!

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  7. M.L.:

    I picked some up in the lobby by the 213 rooms. However, Ruth and I were wishing that there'd be computer terminals, like last year, set up. Very strange!!!

    Hope to see you at Franki & Karen's Session later this morning.

    -Stacey

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