Bonnett speaks to House of Commons committee on literacy’s digital future
Published on May 07 2010
The irony was not lost on John Bonnett.
He nearly missed his chance to speak to a House of Commons standing committee on digital literacy because of a technological glitch.
The associate professor of History and Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities was invited to Ottawa April 27 to speak to a House of Commons Standing Committee focused on emerging and digital media. While he had met the deadline to submit his remarks and PowerPoint in time to be translated into French, when the committee sat down that day to listen, the translated PowerPoint was not available, for reasons unknown.
“However, when I told them that the majority of my slides were images only, with very little text, I was allowed to proceed.”