The Religion of Technology : The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention
by David F. Noble

The Amazon site it worth it for the reviews. See also: the review by John McLaughlin, which begins:

“In a recent review for the online journal Kairos, I referred to Ray Kurzweil’s The Age of Spiritual Machines as a brilliant book “with a hole in the middle.” That hole was the lack of any extended discussion of the concept of spirituality, in the context of nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and photon-based computing, Kurzweil’s actual subjects. What could “spirituality” mean in such a context?”

Books of the Month – September 2000

Books of the Month — Index

“September 2000

David Bunnell, Making the Cisco Connection: The Story Behind the Real Internet Superpower. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. Reviewed by Derek Van Ittersum.

Zillah Eisenstein, Global Obscenities: Patriarchy, Capitalism, and the Lure of Cyberfantasy. New York: NYU Press, 1998. Reviewed by Rebecca Zorach, Edrie Sobstyl, and Katrien Jacobs.

David F. Noble, The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997 (hardcover); Penguin Books, 1999 (paperback, with new Preface). Reviewed by John McLaughlin.”

This is the link to the book of the month mentioned in the previous item (below) – this is the no frames link!


Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies

“The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture. Collaborative in nature, RCCS seeks to establish and support ongoing conversations about the emerging field, to foster a community of students, scholars, teachers, explorers, and builders of cyberculture, and to showcase various models, works-in-progress, and on-line projects.”

This is a good resource – I have looked at the Book of he month page for years, but did not know what site it was on.


Cyber English ®

A swag of interesting links here:

See and Read:

Teaching Writing in a Web Based Classroom: A Case Study of Ted Nellen’s “Cyber English Class” by Liz Cushman Brandjes
Education and Community: Telementoring Research
Mentoring and the Internet
Email Mentoring: Limitless Learning
O.K., Schools Are Wired. Now What? NYTimes, January, 9, 2000.
What I Did on My Summer Vacation NYTimes August 5, 1999
Popular Teachers Become Pipeline to Corporations NYTimes August 5, 1999
Wired Libraries for All 7-9-99
Virtual Youth: Computer Club started by Cyber English scholars. 10.4.98
Hyper-Lit electronic school online June 98
HP Telementoring News Nov 97
Manhattan English Classroom Expands as Volunteers Adopt-A-Student Online CyberTimes June 6, 1997.
in Christian Science Monitor May 22, 1997

June 24, 1996, in Digital Metropolis of The New York Times

about us in The New York Times. April 24, 1996



I hate the ads – especially now they are on top of the emails – but this must still be the path to the future of groups online. Is there a more public or open source alternative?