I immediately identified with Amy’s image of us as digital Vikings, and hereby pronounce myself….
ODDBJORG the Wanderer !!
The name has a certain resonance with this blog of course (space oddity), but also has some rather charming and appealing semantic associations in ancient saga literature, with sharp swords and world saving behaviour 🙂
You may want to create your own Viking identity, or add some Viking related thoughts, to Amy’s Kapsul page too… please do!
I rather fancy being so transported back to the mindset of the first academic job I ever had… I was a post-grad student, and got employed to teach a term of Old English poetry – such gems and pearls as The Seafarer and The Wanderer, along with the usual fare of Beowulf and Riddles… what a joy that was, and what a joy it is to think of it all again in this strange journey through cyberland, somewhere over the mooc, between seafaring and space invading