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  1. Aug 2018
    1. Earlier, I have criticized Facebook for not anticipating the ethical problems with Facebook live and for its general approach of trying things out without much ethical forethought. But wouldn’t a pragmatist argue that because they are charting into new territory, digital innovators are more likely to make ethical mistakes giving the lack of existing normative framework?  This pragmatic defense only has limited power though, as there are general guiding ethical norms and principles in place already.  It is of course true that (some of) these norms might be subject to change in the digital environment and that sometimes our existing frameworks are ill-equipped to deal with new moral dilemmas. However, this does not excuse some of the more egregious ethical lapses we have seen recently, which were violations of well-known and accepted moral guidelines.
  2. Dec 2017
  3. Oct 2017
    1. valley of the Ebro were long and white.

      The Valley of the Ebro refers to the real world location of the Ebro Valley, located in modern day Spain. The valley features long rolling hills of white stone, and although beautiful, hints at a less pleasant theme: infertility.

      We would often picture living, lush landscapes as covered in greenery, farmland, or some other semblance of life. Plain, white hills, seemingly devoid of any other features or flora not only establishes the setting of our short story, but instead allows the author to allude to a feeling of emptiness. "Long and white" serve to corroborate this idea of desolation; a place simply colored white and stretching for a great distance feels very empty. With the subject of this short story revolving around a couple's abortion, emptiness is a core aspect to the setting of this story.

  4. Sep 2017
    1. street of Salem village

      an earlier clarification of the author saying the story is in Salem. Salem might be a big village since it is mentions that there is a street in the village.

    2. It was now deep dusk in the forest, and deepest in that part of it where these two were journeying.

      This part shows the setting is for sure very deep within a forest. They are on a journey meaning more time in the forest.

    3. our minister, at Salem village

      They live in Salem; What I already know about Salem is this is where the witch trials had happened and by verbal context I can assume that this story took place during the same time period. In some parts of the story, they mentioned witches and since they haven't mentioned yet why they are out in the wilderness, they might actually be out hunting witches.

    1. In another part of the story i saw "clock tower" and i also see a salem village were mentioned

    2. The story takes place in the past, in dreary creppy forest. You could say there is an evil precence intrepretting these things. The forest lays in solitude.

  5. Oct 2016
  6. Nov 2015
    1. the physical space where participationtook place had some bearing on, or was indicative of the type of participation, as viewed in a Legitimate Peripheral Participation lens.

      I really like how you address the physical space here. It supports how important context is for learning.

  7. Jul 2015
    1. The line breaking algorithm can also be used to correct the line breaks made by the browser. The easiest way to do is to split a text up into lines and adjust the CSS word-spacing property. Unfortunately, Webkit based browsers do not support sub-pixel word-spacing. Alternatively, we can absolute position each word or split the line into segmants with integer word spacing. You can see the latter approach in action on the Flatland line breaking example.

      Notes on how to apply TeX line-breaking algorithm to web content by using CSS word-spacing property