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.


  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.

  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!

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

  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.

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

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

  7. Anonymous8:17 AM


    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.



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