[Air-L] origins of "an internet year is like a dog year"
thompson.marcelo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 02:14:18 PDT 2009
There was this article in the NYTimes, written some 70 years ago,
about the decision in EarthWeb Inc. v. Schlack.
On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 1:42 AM, Nishant Shah<itsnishant at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Barry Wellman <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca>wrote:
>> Does anyone know the origins of this phrase. I've heard it so long, I
>> don't have a clue as to where it came from. I need a proper citation to
>> keep a journal editor happy.
> The only academic resource that I have ever come across, that uses this
> particular phrase, has been you, Professor Wellman.
> I used your essay for a course I was teaching on "Internet Times and
> Cultures". Just in case you want the citation, it was
> Wellman, B. (2001). Computer networks as social networks, *Science*,
> Washington, Sept. 14, 2001, Vol. 293. Iss. 5537, pg. 2031.
> I would say, go ahead and quote yourself :)
> P.S. If anybody does know the 'original' truth-sayer, please do inform!
> Nishant Shah
> Doctoral Candidate, CSCS, Bangalore.
> Director (Research), Centre for Internet and Society,( www.cis-india.org )
> Asia Awards Fellow, 2008-09
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