[SIGCIS-Members] opportunity to reach a wide audience

Hahn, Barbara barbara.hahn at ttu.edu
Fri Oct 18 14:05:45 PDT 2013

Hi all: There's an article on Slate (that I haven't read, but the Dish linked to it) that would tie into questions about the "obligatory point of passage" between design teams.


I have just submitted something to HNN about the government shutdown and the role of government in regulating the market mechanism in futures trading, so I'm not available to write this thing.  Someone should, though.


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Dr. Barbara Hahn
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From: members-bounces at sigcis.org [members-bounces at sigcis.org] on behalf of Ian S. King [isking at uw.edu]
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 3:43 PM
To: Jonathan Coopersmith
Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] opportunity to reach a wide audience

Another example from my locale: Seattle Public Schools changed their student allocation software, and for reasons that remain unexplained (and probably deliberately well-obfuscated) the roll-out left students attending high school on the first day with no class schedule.  Those (including my daughter) were the lucky ones: some did not know to which school they had been allocated/accepted.
Great question, Jonathan.  :-)  Cheers -- Ian

On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Jonathan Coopersmith <j-coopersmith at neo.tamu.edu<mailto:j-coopersmith at neo.tamu.edu>> wrote:

The major problems with the Obamacare and, less reported (but no less anguished if you are a high school senior or parent of one)Common Application websites offer an opportunity for an op-ed via History News Service (http://historynewsservice.org/submission-guidelines/)or History News Network (http://hnn.us/submissions.html) to reach a wider audience than we normally find.
What perspective could a historian of computing offer on these semi-failures (and possibly similar online fiascoes)?  What guidance or commentary could help shape public and policy reactions?

Take advantage of this post-shutdown opportunity.


Jonathan Coopersmith
Associate Professor
Department of History
Texas A&M University
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Ian S. King, MSCS ('06, Washington)
Ph.D. Student
The Information School
University of Washington

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