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Homophone Checker and the Cult of Correctness in The ALESTLE

The Alestle giving some props to the Homophone Checker and making some good points about the “cult of correctness” that follows around English professors, teachers, and majors.

http://www.alestlelive.com/news/article_e9bc89c0-9cbb-11e2-85fe-001a4bcf6878.html


One of my poems, “Klimt Flashback” is up at MUSED

It’s got everything a poem should have: reference to a painting and Hamlet, a redhead, and death.

http://infertility.bellaonline.com/review/issues/spring2013/p014.html

Don’t worry about the “infertility” in the web address above. Everything’s a-okay here.


An absurd poem of mine is up at Clutching at Straws

It’s me at my Tom Waits-y-est!

http://clutchingatstraws.wordpress.com/category/jason-braun/


At Critical Margins: LITERACY IS FOR THE CYBORGS, OR HOW I SPENT NEARLY TWO YEARS READING A ONE PAGE BLOG POST

In an attempt to redefine literacy for the cyborg future, I have annotated Benson Schliesser’s article “Court Approves Nortel’s Sale of IPv4 Addresses to Microsoft” that appeared at CircleID.com.

Read more at:

http://criticalmargins.com/2013/04/01/literacy-is-for-the-cyborgs-or-how-i-spent-nearly-two-years-reading-a-one-page-blog-post/


Read Makers If You Write Or Create Anything

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As the editor in chief of Wired, Chris Anderson has championed 3D printing since the beginning. This book is a harbinger. This book is a prototype of your future life. This book was sent back from 2042 to the digital shelves of Amazon to stop other machines from killing your dreams.

Anderson compresses recent and future innovation as seen from 20,000 feet: “The past ten years have been about discovering new ways to create, invent, and work together on the Web. The next ten years will be about applying those lessons to the real world” (17).

Whittle, paint, write, repurpose, tinker, code, copy, manipulate and share–but whatever you do, do not stop.

Anderson, Chris. Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. New York: Crown Business, 2012. Print.

http://www.makers-revolution.com/


The Homophone Checker Makes The Chronicle Of Higher Education

Lucy Ferriss tells it like it is. The Homophone checker is not perfect, but it is a start. Check it out at:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/04/02/homophone-phobic-hears-help/


Fulbright Scholar and Blogger, Kola Tubosun had this to say about the Homophone Checker

“My friend, Jason Braun, has launched the world’s first free Homophone Checker app at  Homophonecheck.com!”

Read more at:

http://www.ktravula.com/2013/03/check-yourself-introducing-a-homophone-checker/#utm_source=feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed