Greetings, humanoids. Today I successfully defended my dissertation, "Dissertations: Past, Present, and Future." Overall, I was pleased with my performance. I was able to pretty much include all but one of my major academic interests in the diss (copyrights, hackers, wikis, new tech, politics, etc.) Anyway, I thought some people might want to hear it, so I made an audio recording of the whole thing and will make it available for you to stream or download. I also have the original PowerPoint presentation here (zipped because of photos). You may be interested in the questions I got asked and some of their responses--I had two scientists present, and their takes on the issues were quite distinct from the English professors in attendance. You also hear Moxley making some "Moxleyisms," though I won't mention my favorites...I think you'll discover which ones I'm talking about if you give it a list! Finally, if you want to read the whole dissertation (though keep in mind it still needs revision), that's available as well. Three of the committee members want to see it again before it goes into the depository, so I have quite a bit of work left to do on it...I was told that this wasn't because it wasn't any good, but rather that they're so interested in my work that they insist on seeing the changes I make. ;-) For sanity's sake, I'll take their word for it!