It was two years ago today (15 March) that SCREEN-L first toddled onto
Since that time we've seen a host of stimulating discussions on diverse
topics such as fan culture, media activism, and that hoary classic,
realism. We've also seen reference questions answered and resources
provided (as I can personally attest; when I was desperate to track
down a DESIGNING WOMEN videotape, a SCREEN-Litarian shipped it to
me post haste).
And we've seen how folks with a common interest can >connect< over
computer networks and help to sustain one another in a variety of ways.
(Geez, am I already starting to get nostalgic and romanticize
SCREEN-L? Ah well, what do you expect from a guy who wrote his
dissertation on IMITATION OF LIFE, >both< versions?)
We've accomplished this with a minimum of acrimonious flammage and just
a few technological snafus. (Fortunately, SCREEN-L was rather small
when a glitch in an Australian address sent 80 copies of the same error
message to every subscriber. This was someone that I had added
manually, which, incidently, explains why I always have folks add
So, I'd like to take this opportunity to say thanks! Thanks to the
professors, film/video makers, students, media librarians, and all the
others intrigued/obsessed with film/TV that make up SCREEN-L's
multi-faceted constituency. Without your participation this would be
an empty enterprise.
See you on the nets!
| Jeremy Butler |
| SCREEN-L Coordinator [log in to unmask] |
| Telecommunication & Film Dept * The University of Alabama * Tuscaloosa |