The Electronic Myth of Sisyphus

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by Doug Mann Our electronic times are out of joint. The bodies and minds of both educators and students have been snatched by the growing wave of virtual culture. Every day thousands of professors, TAs and students wake up to a growing list of email demands imposed on them by friends, colleagues and superiors. Each stroke of the electronic pen makes our virtual burden that much heavier, to the point where some are so weighed down that they feel like a virtual Sisyphus hauling a hundred tiny e-rocks up the hill each day, only to have them magically reappear at […]
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