So I’m going to start off this process with being honest. I took this class because after speaking with Dr. McClurken* about the class I was informed that the class would not have as much reading as the other seminar classes offered. Also, Digital History has a base in American History, so that’s like a two-fer for me. But now after two classes I can honestly say that I am interested in the work we’re going to be doing. Even if I have no idea how we are going to publish our thoughts, processes, or actual work. But that’s kind of what makes the entire process exciting and fun. Either way there’s a good chance I’m going to learn something here, which makes everything alright in my book.**
So, what I plan on getting out of this class? Well the answer is a better understanding of Digital History, as well as an even greater ability to use the new “Web 2.0”.*** But the real question I know all of you are asking is, who is this mysterious Cobbgoblin, and why do we want to hear his thoughts on Digital History? Well, I’m Austin a senior History Major**** at Mary Washington. I am a part of the swim team, show choir, and fraternity.***** Also I enjoy; the occasional video game, reading a book, and doodling when I’m supposed to be taking notes. Also, I tend to reference wikipediain most of my history classes, I feel as its my way of making the site a tad more credible. So I hope y’all have enjoyed getting to know me and my thoughts on this class so far, as I have creating this post.
And now for your moment of zen.******
* This picture is in serious need of an update.
** My book being titled I’m Kind of A Big Deal: Life and Times of Austin Cobb by Austin Cobb, that’s a patent pending by the way folks.
*** Web 2.1 is still in Beta.
**** You kind of hafta be, to be in this class right?
***** Stalkers, fans, and mothers’ daughters take note, because I’m not repeating this again.
****** This is the part of the post where I show you something interesting or funny that I found on my travels on the world-wide-web.