STANDARDS is the first international journal for multicultural studies on the web. Formerly a print publication, this is our third online issue. We are commited to providing an open forum for a broad spectrum of multicultural issues, in the U.S. and around the world.

The Editorial Board for this Issue:

Canéla Analucinda Jaramillo
Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief

Jim Davis-Rosenthal
Graphics Diva

John Gage Dennett III
Code Tweaker

M.F.G. Bolton
Invincible Support Staff

Lenni J. Calipo
Inscrutable Design Consultant


Special thanks are due to the following individuals, for their assistance with this issue: Alphonse Keasley, University of Colorado at Boulder; Bonnie Richards, University of Colorado at Boulder; Dennis Stovall, Blue Heron Publishing; and our readers around the world.

Since 1989, our work has been sponsored by Mark Dubin, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. We owe Mr. Dubin a debt of gratitude for his continuing support of this project.


Journal Contents © 1996
by the STANDARDS Editorial Collective
and the Individual Contributors


This cyberjournal is now accessible exclusively online, via the World Wide Web. The above copyright expressly restricts usage of the contents of this online publication: no part of this cyberjournal may be reproduced for profit or redistributed in any altered form. All rights are retained by the individual contributors and the STANDARDS Editorial Collective, a not-for-profit organization. Each page is copyrighted to the individual contributor. It is illegal to reproduce any image, text, sound, or other portion of this cyberjournal in any form--including but not limited to print publications, online publications, software, and other commercial ventures--without written permission from the contributor. Verbatim copies of these documents may be printed for non-commercial usage, provided the copyright information for each work remains intact. Contact the STANDARDS editorial office at the e-mail link below, with questions, requests, comments, or submissions.



We will probably maintain past issues online and archived indefinitely--


a) A worldwide oil embargo conspires to drive technological culture to its knees, making 17-state power outages a thing of commonplace.

b) Radical changes in html make earlier issues horribly illegible, disgracing our delicate sensibilities and rendering us helpless against the tide of innovative bells and whistles. A single-star rating from several prominent cybercritics drives us from the hypermarket, shamed.

c) VRML becomes the dominant form in which culture is rendered--no one watches TV anymore, let alone reads, the former seeming too flat and the latter a lost art, comparable to tatting and the slide rule.

d) The Standard Measure of Uniform Transmission (S.M.U.T.) Bill passes the 106th congress in the year 1999, leaving such rigid standards of intranational communication that the mere fact of cyberpublishing requires large teams of content scanners trained to navigate the travails of "I know it when I see it" sarcasm.


Jim Davis-Rosenthal




Original Graphic © 2002 by
Jim Davis Rosenthal



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