It is traditional with all print publications for editors to acknowledge those whose help made the finished product a reality.  That convention seems even more appropriate in this multi-vocal hypertextual space, especially one that chronicles a community's struggle to "know."  My trouble, then, is not whether to give credit where it is due, but rather how far back to begin the thanking.  On the Epiphany side, there are many to acknowledge: Lehigh's Scott Gordon for the company; Mike Goss [Mr. Magic, the techie guru] and Claudine Keenan from Penn State/Allentown for the ride and the camaraderie; Michael Keller and Sidney Sower for valuable insights; Judy Williamson and Trent Batson for encouragement and oodles of good info; all our Epiphany group members for their esprit de corps and good work.

At Lehigh, I owe thanks to Mike Bender, a new "virtual friend" and grad student in the Educational Technology program, who helped Ed Gallagher over the last few months on the Lehigh end as we worked feverishly to exchange files long distance.  I am grateful to Ed Lotto and Barry Kroll for including me in the Writing Committee during the '96/'97 academic year and for giving me the leeway to learn with my students in the Drown computer classrooms for all the years I had the privilege to teach there.  Barbara Traister sent me to the Epiphany Summer Institute in the summer of 1996, then hired me to create the English department's web page and coordinate the efforts of the instructors teaching in the computer labs.  Without those opportunities my professional life would now be very different--and a lot less interesting.  All of the participants in the grad course "Composition With Computers" stimulated my thinking, problematized it, and often tempered my approach to classroom practices.  I learned much from their thinking and their case studies, and for that I owe them many thanks.  Dave Leight was my office mate for the semester that we taught the "Communications in Cyberspace."  It was a fruitful collaboration for me; I am grateful to him for sharing his valuable perspectives on cyberspace and teaching composition.

Finally, without Ed Gallagher, this document would surely not exist.  During our Epiphany year,  I had the distinct privilege of working with him on Lehigh's official "team."  While I helped him get up to speed with the technology, he taught me volumes about working within an institution for change.  A diplomat extraordinaire, he quietly accomplishes all he promises with humility and wry humor.  He has logged countless hours this semester on this anthology, often working late into the night and always accommodating my schedule in order to swap files back and forth.  To his title "Conan the Grammarian" I now bestow the additional well earned distinction of "CyberEd."

 Janet Wright Starner 
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