Writings by Netiva Caftori


Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. -Charles W. Eliot, educator (1834-1926)
Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs. -Henry Miller, novelist (1891-1980)

The palest ink is better than the best memory. -Chinese proverb

Some of my Recent Papers (1995-present) ~~ ~~ ~~ Please see my few attempts at poetry and let me know what you think.

First half of my doctoral thesis

Also published my poetry in Losing my Breast; Saying Goodbye, 2005.

Besides a textbook on JCL (OS JCL by Example, 1990), my personal journal and correspondance with numerous pen pals on email and snail mail, I've written and illustrated a children book titled

"The Mystery of the Skokie Pit" , which may be checked out at the
Skokie Public Library.


In 1995-96 I authored and illustrated the following manuscript for adults titled

When I whisper in your ear....

I published it in summer of 2005.

Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as the headlights, but you make the whole trip that way. -E.L. Docorow, writer (1931- )

If you would like to know anything about Educational software effectiveness check my article in T.H.E Journal. It's titled Educational effectiveness of Computer software. See some students' comments on the topic.

Another article I wrote in the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, titled "Examination of Computer Software in Relation to Gender Differentiation", 1994.

A paper titled "Give up your Pedestal, but don't give up your Lesson Plans": Technology will make you work as hard without all the glamour of the profession." was published in March '97 in the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) Winter newsletter which I edited.

Check other Recent Papers (1995-present) by me.

Some of my talks include:

  • Femmes dans l'Informatique, Y-a-t'il discrimination? 1992, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris et IMSP, Porto-Novo, Benin.
  • PGP and encryption
  • Privacy after nine-eleven
  • Star Wars Alive, 10/2001
  • Can software soften violent behavior, 10/98
  • The future of the Internet" 10/98, UIUC
  • Ethics in Computing (panel) 9/97
  • Computers and Major ethical problems of our society 9/98
  • Distance learning, 10/98 SanAntonio, 11/97 Toronto
  • Educational Effectiveness of Computer Software, 1994
  • Examination of Computer Software in Relation to Gender Differentiation
    See it also on my page better edited.
  • My thesis
  • Any [mail-box] comment?

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    Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. -Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922)