Welcome to the Papyrus News blog!
I first started the Papyrus News email list on September 6, 1999 and published it regularly for our years. In 2003, I took a break from editing the list, and asked a colleague, Steve McCarty, to take over for a while. Steve has edited the list for more than a year, and I thank him deeply for his valuable contribution.
I am now ready to resume managing Papyrus News, and have decided to convert it into a blog format. I hope that, with the comments section of the blog, this will allow more feedback and interactivity among readers than could occur in the one-way email list that I made use of before.
The content of the blog, as with the original Papyrus News list, will focus on whatever I happen to find of professional or personal interest. Largely that will revolve around the intersection of information and communication technologies with language and literacy development, education and school reform, culture, and diversity and equity. But, as always, I reserve the right to comment on other topics of interest.
Due to my busy schedule, I will probably write for the blog irregularly. So don’t expect constant updates. Also, note that I will no longer publish frequent lists of links. However, I will occasionally invite readers to post their own links in the comments portion of the blog. So if you have an interesting link for Papyrus News readers, don’t email it to me. Just wait until I invite links to be posted, and then add your link under comments (if you put in a URL in the comments, it will automatically be hotlinked once it’s published).
Thanks, and welcome aboard!