I may have mentioned in the past that my riding is solidly Bloc. By an overwhelming majority. This is no surprise since it’s largely Francophone working class. But there’s a development of new condos and duplexes up by the old rail yard (where Loblaws is on Rachel, for the locals). This is an area for new money and young professionals. In fact, the only other American I’ve ever seen at our Loblaws moved here from Texas for some corporate gig and was living in one of the new townhomes with his wife. Anyway, up there, in the last week, a whole bunch of Conservative Party signs have reared their ugly heads. Scary.
In other news, a new book chapter has appeared:
“What’s Digital in Digital Music?” In Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication, eds. Paul Messaris and Lee Humphreys, 95-109. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. This is a brand spanking new essay, not a reprint or anything.
Overall, the book looks good substantively, as many of the essays are expanded versions of talks I heard at a conference in 2003. But it continues my proofing curse. The header on the last page of my article is wrong, and I noticed a typo in the table of contents on the title of Barbara Warnick’s essay. C’mon, Peter Lang, hire some proofreaders!