The original Pin Board in our cyberkitchen appears to be a felt board framed and mounted on the wall with screws. Sale items, calendars, brochures, photos, letters, and email are not "pinned" but seem to have been "stuck" into whatever aeas will hold them in place. From images to notes and poetry to cartoons, such "tacking," "pinning" or in this case "sticking" reveals a highly personal expression of values and tastes, likes and dislikes, reality and dreamsput together in a way that can be changed, reorganized, and removed. John Berger (1972) refers to such tactile bulletin board postings as a "means of reproduction used politically and commercially to disguise or deny" (Ways of Seeing, p. 30, London: Penguin Books).
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Pamela G. Taylor, The University of Georgia