5.06.2008

Passed Exams

Whew.

Yesterday I passed my qualifying exams. Today, on my first day as an All-But-Dissertation PhD Candidate, I got up to do morning email and my laptop promptly died. It's over 4 years old, and I've been expecting this for some time (it's an old iBook with a crappy logic board that's been replaced like 4 times). Still, it was ironic (or a blessing) that it went kaput the day after all my months of technology studies.

3 comments:

  1. congratulations and mazel tov, trav, you phd CANDIDATE!

    i believe you get the prize for the all time most transparent qualifying exam EVER.

    congratulations, trav - here's to finishing the last stage with a new laptop and a continued sense of wonder.

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  2. Thanks David, you've always been and continue to be inspiring in this.

    But, if as José van Dijck suggests with medical imaging, ideals of transparency beget a culture of bodily malleability and, moreover, an impetus toward perfection, what does that say about my transparent quals?

    Argh, stop before I cite again!

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  3. Oh, good show, darling. *polite clapping*
    You know I live for the day when I can call you Dr. Scott.

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