Aha! moment too late…

I got the email from Naomi about the NERP program (I think that was the acronym…) and I was really intrigued by it. I saw the quote by Henry David Thoreau at the top:



How vain it is to sit down and write when you have not stood up to live.


This pretty much sums up what my “Why I Write” paper was trying to get at, but probably ended up more of me flailing around for words and concepts that I could not articulate myself, but I perfectly laid out here. Better luck next time.

Also, some preliminary thoughts on the Re-Mediation project: In everything that I think of, I’m finding it really hard to not change my audience. I don’t know, in changing the medium, it almost begs a different audience. Or possibly, it’s that certain mediums are more appropriate for certain audiences? For example, my paper is re-purposed for an older, adult audience. Say, age 65 and over. Bascially, the age group where dementia and Alzheimer’s may be of concern. I’m having a really hard time thinking of what an accessible, appropriate technological medium would be for that audience. The other ideas that my blog group discussed all involved changing my audience which I know we are not supposed to do. Ahhh, hopefully it will come to me.

2 thoughts to “Aha! moment too late…”

  1. I don’t know if we talked about this, but what about creating a pamphlet that could sit in a doctor’s office or be sent in the mail? Or maybe you could make a basic presentation that could be given to people residing in an assisted living facility? Or some kind of podcast that an older generation could hear on the radio. Or maybe a commercial for tv?

    I hope that helps or inspires some new ideas!

  2. Ah, I had the same reaction when I saw that quote on the NELP page. What can I say, that Thoreau guy had mad writin’ skillz. I have the same problem with my re-mediation project, too. But luckily, since the two essays aren’t due for awhile yet, maybe when I start to work on the re-mediation alongside the re-purposing, that will inform the choices I make. We’ll see.

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