Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Sorry, the Barth article appeared in Johns Hopkins Magazine.


In the course of researching a speech I've been tapped to deliver at the upcoming NHS induction ceremony, (subject: "Scholarship"), and following some threads related to Dr. Thomas Pettit's speech, on "The Gutenberg Parenthesis", I came upon an article by the novelist, John Barth, under "Culture", entitled: "Virtuality", containing an early appearance of the word: "virtuality". I like his definition:

"...we can make the (virtual) mountain (virtually) come to us..." John Barth