Saturday, January 19, 2008

Nodes


"A node (Latin nodus, ‘knot’) is a critical element of any computer network. It can be defined as a point in a network at which lines intersect or branch, a device attached to a network, or a terminal or other point in a computer network where messages can be created, received, or transmitted." -Wikipedia

I find myself the nexus of a unique network, as is anyone who builds their own PLE.

My colleagues include librarians (school and public), teachers, IT, students, writers, artists, cartoonists, and just plain folks.

We exchange information, debate, create, commiserate and console.

Through blogging, tweeting, and messaging, we stay connected.

We are never alone unless we choose to be so.

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." -Jane Howard



"Node Networks" by jared

5 comments:

kolson29 said...

I love the line "We are never alone unless we choose to be so." It's so very true, especially in the world of twitter and IM - I will occasionally shut Twhirl down so I can concentrate on something and I tend to get lonely after a bit. I love the fact that I can reach out to my network at any time of day or night and get advice, laughs, and food for thought. Thanks for making me think this a.m.

diane said...

Kate,

One of the best aspects of a PLN is how inclusive it becomes.

In the normal course of events, we might never have "met". Now we converse daily.

How wonderful is that!

diane

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

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http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8854226

I made it just for the sake of taking a picture for an example. Its a stretch "BLOG ABOUT IT" bracelet with light pink beads.

diane said...

Thanks for the offer! I'm happy to accept...and I'll be ordering a variety of your bracelets to hand out to my blogging friends in San Antonio.

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Ok, I'll save it for you :)