Welcome!(RealAudio) You have reached the site for Michael Spring, a faculty member in the Graduate Program in Information Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. Some may have reached this site looking for materials I use in teaching. Those materials are now located at my class site www2.sis.pitt.edu/~mbsclass/. These pages present information about teaching, research, publications, as well as informations about my background and personal interests. (Here are copies of the welcome message in WAV and AIF format.)
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Someday when time permits, it is my intent to go through the dozens of internet funny pages I have saved and collect a set of the best and make a little site out of them. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite bumper sticker lines -- collected from a variety of sources. I also get a kick out of acronmyns for use in email -- from well before text messaging. I've also collected a very old list of smiley faces for email.
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