gumbaby vignette

The Gumbaby Project

Gumbaby.com is a space to exhibit examples of confused conversations among Internet users — for example, teenagers who plaintively asked for help with their lisps in the comment thread of a blogger who had posted about the programming language LISP. Some of these examples were also used in my dissertation. One hope was that the blog would itself attract more confused commenters, who could then be contacted to participate in further research. Some threads have, in fact, seen some confusion.