Not being allowed to defend my dissertation was a painful time. But, there is no point in belaboring that now.
Whatever the reasons my adviser and the department had for their decisions, I am going ahead with my own decision to self-publish the dissertation on the Internet.
It is proving quite painful to convert WordPerfect documents into HTML documents. Microsoft Word helps a bit, but doesn't do a very good job of rendering the images. I'll work more on those as time permits.
In the meantime, I've finished the first cut at converting Chapter 1.
The trailer for Spielberg’s Ready Player One
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