Honoring Frank Borchardt 

In Honor of Frank Borchardt, (1938 - 2007)

Post your memories, thoughts, appreciations here for Frank Borchardt, inimitable professor of German literature, visionary of instructional technology, scourge of liberals, lover of culture, bulwark of friendship, neglecter of housework, patron saint of large dogs, and unbendable polemicist for the importance of every single damn word.

(From the Duke University German Department website):
Frank L. Borchardt was a professor of Germanic languages and literature and professor of education. From 1983 to 1997 he led the projects that produced the CALIS (Computer Assisted Language Instructional System) markup language for instructional exercises and its successor WinCALIS. He was an executive director of the Computer Assisted Language Instructional Consortium (CALICO) and editor of the CALICO Journal from 1991 to 1997. He taught language and literature in the German department and the occasional educational technologies seminar in the program in education.

More information on Frank’s computer-assisted adventures at http://www.duke.edu/~frankbo.