2009 04 01 tweets

Replying to @kfitz

@shanakimball: No.

Wed Apr 01 20:00:01 +0000 2009

Why does NeoOffice think the font is Garamond Premier Pro, while OpenOffice thinks it's Garamond Premr Pro? Neither can see the other. Grrr.

Thu Apr 02 23:08:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @dylanborgman

I hadn't thought of that. Brilliant suggestion!

Thu Apr 02 23:38:39 +0000 2009

One example of a text message you do not want to receive from your partner who's traveling might be "This plane hit a bird." I'm just saying

Fri Apr 03 02:34:24 +0000 2009

@mkirschenbaum "we didn't vaccinate kids against polio in the past -- why bother now?"

Fri Apr 03 22:17:11 +0000 2009

@mkirschenbaum Or how about this one: "we didn't need laws against texting while driving in the past; why do we need them now?"

Fri Apr 03 22:18:35 +0000 2009

Would really love to hear from Evernote users: How do you use it? What systems does it replace, and what do you use it coupled with?

Fri Apr 03 23:22:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @gselmer

Would love to hear more! I can sort of imagine its usefulness, but am not translating that into clear workflow...

Sat Apr 04 11:54:17 +0000 2009

At Haverford for Mellon 23 workshop on Digital Archivalism; starting discussion about how technology is changing how the humanities work

Sat Apr 04 13:52:35 +0000 2009

What new modes of scholarship might the digital inspire? curatorial work, data mining, etc #digitalarchivalism

Sat Apr 04 14:33:40 +0000 2009

Challenges in digital classroom work lie less in instruction in tools than in creation of models. #digitalarchivalism

Sat Apr 04 14:35:48 +0000 2009

Tech raises questions about nature of the humanities - anxieties that aren't raised for colleagues in other areas #digitalarchivalism

Sat Apr 04 14:46:36 +0000 2009

Replying to @d_kompare

Absolutely! Statement should have been in quotation marks; was part of another participant's comment.

Sat Apr 04 16:38:39 +0000 2009

#digitalarchivalism has been amazing. But: Longest. Day. Ever. \(Which is mostly the jetlag speaking\.\)

Sun Apr 05 01:35:58 +0000 2009

About to hear from @JenServenti at #digitalarchivalism

Sun Apr 05 14:04:16 +0000 2009

Fantastic overview of ODH/NEH program from @JenServenti - exciting possibilities! #digitalarchivalism

Sun Apr 05 14:39:50 +0000 2009

Just found out #IR10 proposal was accepted. Very kind peer reviews, particularly for an abstract challenging the future of peer review!

Mon Apr 06 17:29:07 +0000 2009

I hate waking up with a headache. Never seems to bode well for the day that follows.

Tue Apr 07 14:13:15 +0000 2009

Okay, Twitterific. I keep getting RTs of folks I'm following, but haven't seen the originals. What gives?

Tue Apr 07 17:43:52 +0000 2009

Diss proposal defense this morning; senior project crits this afternoon. Fun to see what my students are working on independently!

Tue Apr 07 18:13:26 +0000 2009

Replying to @shinyalice

Do bring it over - I want to see it!

Tue Apr 07 21:45:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @fearv

Oh, man - I wish I'd known Carl was out here! I'd have invited him by...

Wed Apr 08 14:55:25 +0000 2009

Getting ready for a faculty panel on Harry Potter. I'm talking about it in rel. to anxieties about decline of reading. Other suggestions?

Thu Apr 09 21:41:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Wow. Yes, absolutely - I'll add that in. Thanks!

Thu Apr 09 21:45:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattthomas

Hey, excellent - I'd forgotten all about that. \(I tend to put Bloom out of my mind as quickly as I can\.\)

Thu Apr 09 22:11:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

That's a BIG part of what I'm up to; how does HP inspire reading to turn into writing...

Thu Apr 09 22:13:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @rachaelsullivan

Thanks! I hadn't seen that one - I'd mostly focused on Reading at Risk & To Read or Not to Read http://bit.ly/CUsKu

Thu Apr 09 22:23:20 +0000 2009

Note the new report, though - Reading on the Rise - which sure hasn't gotten the same kind of press coverage as the other two...

Thu Apr 09 22:23:59 +0000 2009

Thanks again @academicdave @mattthomas @therefore and @rachaelsullivan for the HP ideas. Panel went fabulously: 200+ students showed up...

Fri Apr 10 05:31:32 +0000 2009

...and said "aw!" when the moderator ended the event after 1.5 hours.

Fri Apr 10 05:32:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

Sadly, no; it's now lost to the ages. I'm actually sorry about that - it would be worth sharing!

Fri Apr 10 05:37:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie

Congratulations - how exciting!

Fri Apr 10 14:23:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Thanks for the link to the UMaine criteria; that'll be *really* helpful...

Fri Apr 10 14:26:20 +0000 2009

Preparing for Sophie demo/lab this afternoon.

Fri Apr 10 16:23:40 +0000 2009

Replying to @xina

So glad to hear! Send good vibes your way...

Fri Apr 10 16:29:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @stephanietomlin

I was glad to see you there! It was terrific fun - and what a turnout!

Fri Apr 10 17:39:18 +0000 2009

@davidmsilver I echo everyone else: wow. It is indeed the end of an era. But I look forward to seeing what you do next!

Sat Apr 11 14:10:40 +0000 2009

My address gets an 88 on walkscore.com - which is pretty awesome for suburban SoCal...

Sun Apr 12 02:58:18 +0000 2009

The last batch of midterm grading. Four weeks until finals.

Sun Apr 12 15:13:47 +0000 2009

Whoa. Just put the contact lenses in for the first time since getting the glasses; I'm super-dizzy. Bizarre. The world is once again flat.

Sun Apr 12 21:22:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @d_kompare

My inclination would be to say PHP/MySQL would be most useful, as that combo underwrites much common web software today...

Mon Apr 13 19:36:21 +0000 2009

@d_kompare But Java's an excellent starting point for teaching basic coding principles \(our intro CS courses focus on Java\)

Mon Apr 13 19:37:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @d_kompare

I'd probably say that Java needs more than a few weeks, but Javascript wouldn't, and many of the principles are the same.

Mon Apr 13 20:10:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore and @briancroxall

I completely agree. I imagine an accidental hard drive reformatting might do it.

Mon Apr 13 21:42:57 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Probably wise. It's a battle I've been fighting here, trying to persuade IT that my computer = my lab, not a tool they lend me

Tue Apr 14 00:18:26 +0000 2009

Replying to @mikhailg

Much of that expectation is created by the genre itself, which gets huge mileage out of setting up the unfortunate to fail.

Wed Apr 15 19:36:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @rachaelsullivan

Hell yeah. Something about that muscular toucan has me very freaked out.

Thu Apr 16 00:23:03 +0000 2009

RT @dancohen at #digdil09 on peer review: Lynch: new forms just emerging; but clear that quality of existing peer-review is declining a lot

Thu Apr 16 15:58:53 +0000 2009

I'm an hour-fifteen behind, but catching up!

Thu Apr 16 15:59:12 +0000 2009

RT @dancohen Lynch: Scholars should care about doing research that's important, not research that's peer reviewed. #digdil09 Hear, hear.

Thu Apr 16 15:59:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

Assuming that's both important and peer reviewed, sure, but peer review may function better in non-traditional forms.

Thu Apr 16 21:43:42 +0000 2009

New blog post: Not Dead Yet http://tinyurl.com/ce8loe

Sun Apr 19 16:28:17 +0000 2009

New blog post: The Wages of Mouthing Off http://tinyurl.com/cdxn67

Mon Apr 20 23:09:41 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

I rather thought so my own self. Thanks!

Mon Apr 20 23:51:53 +0000 2009

Got my @thatcamp acceptance last night, but didn't want to spoil it for sleeping eastcoasters. See you all there!

Tue Apr 21 13:24:42 +0000 2009

I find it alarming that "prepare #MiT6 presentation" is currently no. 3 on my list of things to do. Saturday looms!

Tue Apr 21 15:24:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @shanakimball

My fear is that if there were two of me, there'd just be more demands. Work expands to fill the space it's allowed...

Tue Apr 21 15:36:50 +0000 2009

To clarify: #MiT6 paper \(\=chapter\) is complete. Need, however, to carve 15 mins out of 40 pages. Would almost be easier to start fresh.

Tue Apr 21 15:38:36 +0000 2009

Is anyone successfully using multiple accounts with the free version of #tweetie? Authentication keeps failing on my secondary account.

Tue Apr 21 16:37:58 +0000 2009

Found very odd fix for multiple account problem: http://bit.ly/1kbar - comment 1.

Tue Apr 21 16:45:09 +0000 2009

Replying to @cforster

My sense is that students are usually required to turn papers in to turnitin - hence the name and the supposition of guilt

Tue Apr 21 20:29:37 +0000 2009

Replying to @phdaisy

You can! Double-click your icon, then click the star. VoilĂ !

Tue Apr 21 21:46:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Yes! :)

Tue Apr 21 23:08:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @johnmjones

That's a riot. D'you think maybe "sharperfx.com" did it intentionally? The bit with the globe bouncing into hands is brilliant.

Tue Apr 21 23:11:07 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Only if "history" = forwards as well as backwards. \(No doubt I'm too late with this response, but such is temporality\.\)

Wed Apr 22 04:50:47 +0000 2009

Wondering why some of the new posts in my #tweetie stream are dimmed, as though I've already selected them when I clearly haven't...

Wed Apr 22 21:28:49 +0000 2009

IAH, on my way to #MiT6. CO outdid itself in the crap food category: "turkey bbq bake." Pretzel dough injected with bbq flavor goo.

Thu Apr 23 23:01:00 +0000 2009

Presence of turkey in bbq-flavor goo was pretty doubtful.

Thu Apr 23 23:01:26 +0000 2009

made it to the hotel five minutes before the bar closed. have beer. sleep soon. uneventful but long travel day.

Fri Apr 24 04:17:17 +0000 2009

Ugh. East coast time is painful. Coffee & a little work before wandering over to #MiT6. Big thx to organizers for not starting at 9am.

Fri Apr 24 12:42:00 +0000 2009

Replying to @d_kompare

Good morning! I'll look forward to saying hi in person once I'm able to face the world. Good luck with the defense.

Fri Apr 24 13:01:48 +0000 2009

Unexpected effect of the iPhone: it has radically changed my perspective on paying for overpriced hotel internet access.

Fri Apr 24 13:24:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @gselmer

It's made me more resistant and resentful. Used to shrug and say, oh well, cost of doing business. Now I use the iPhone & say ha!

Fri Apr 24 13:31:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @jwolman

Given some hotel business models that change could go either way; lower prices to draw more in or raise them to milk those who pay.

Fri Apr 24 13:40:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @alicejrobison

I'm in that slot, too! I'm hoping that I'll have adjusted a bit, but I'm dubious...

Fri Apr 24 13:59:50 +0000 2009

First plenary discussion of #MiT6: John Foley, Lisa Gitelman, Rick Prelinger, Ann Wolpert; Peter Walsh moderating.

Fri Apr 24 16:26:00 +0000 2009

New blog post: MiT6 http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/mit6/

Fri Apr 24 16:31:38 +0000 2009

First question to John Foley: survival of oral culture; parallels between oral traditions and emerging internet cultures?

Fri Apr 24 16:35:56 +0000 2009

First question to John Foley: survival of oral culture; parallels between oral traditions and emerging internet cultures? #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 16:36:29 +0000 2009

Foley: oral tradition survives through rule-governed flexibility; ability to morph with morphing society; power to navigate network #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 16:41:05 +0000 2009

Next q Lisa Gitelman: physical archives primary material of history; how might digital change not just archives but history itself? #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 16:47:36 +0000 2009

Gitelman: all but absent from digital archives is labor that produced it; can search Google Books for words, but not for fingers #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 16:53:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @chutry

Actually, was question posed to Lisa Gitelman, & the topic of her talk. \(Panel structured around such questions\.\)

Fri Apr 24 16:54:10 +0000 2009

q to Rick Prelinger: archive in past served small audience; as archives move to internet, how to serve vastly expanded audience #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 17:02:24 +0000 2009

Prelinger: must reconceive archive as repository rather than workshop; not collection but place of transaction #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 17:04:10 +0000 2009

Prelinger: want to see movement from archive/library being host of solitary research spaces to venue for collaboration #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 17:04:54 +0000 2009

q to Anne Wolpert: given malleability, is archive of digital archives still an archive? #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 17:06:17 +0000 2009

Wolpert: threats to persistence of archival material were once about preservation: rodents, decay, theft, etc. #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 17:09:02 +0000 2009

Wolpert: persistence in digital world does not happen by luck; happens by intentional investment #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 17:10:17 +0000 2009

Replying to @j_l_r

Not even remotely! I have jetlagged archival-discussion fever. :) #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 17:49:57 +0000 2009

Classroom for next session has power outlets by each seat. Seats are just a hair too low for table, though. Power, yes; body, no. Hmm. #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 18:23:26 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

Long of body, short of legs? Like Cajuns. A connection that wouldn't have occurred to me.

Fri Apr 24 18:26:51 +0000 2009

M Manoff: false binary between library need to "remake themselves to support the new, or the stick with the old and face obsolescence" #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 18:38:13 +0000 2009

M Manoff: libraries bear some responsibility for crisis facing monograph; just now recognizing need to resist journal monopoly pricing #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 18:48:02 +0000 2009

Replying to @d_kompare and @loganpoppy

No kidding: mine's palatial by comparison, if built for six-foot tall men.

Fri Apr 24 19:02:03 +0000 2009

Digital Libraries & Archives session was 2/3 archives, 1/3 libraries. All great papers, but I crave more uni library issues. #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 19:28:11 +0000 2009

Great Q for Marlene Manoff about nightmare scenario: if JSTOR disappeared, would libraries be prepared? A: not as much as we'd like #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 19:40:42 +0000 2009

Seems to be a body/mind issue after all: this room has me-sized chairs/tables, but one lone power outlet. Onto which I have glommed. #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 20:08:02 +0000 2009

Dennis Downey, textflows.com - project creating dynamic text; slower reading process, but transforms text into game, painting #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 20:35:00 +0000 2009

TextFlows turns prose into poetry, poetry into performance; screen as proscenium #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 20:36:58 +0000 2009

Next up: @dkompare, "Time Vortex: Versioning and the Fluid Text" #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 20:45:20 +0000 2009

\(Not "vortext," as the program had it\. Nice typo, though\.\) #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 20:45:58 +0000 2009

@dkompare rethinking notion of repetition from "ReRun Nation"; in transmedia era, logic has become that of versioning #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 20:49:35 +0000 2009

@dkompare: "cult television" as term foregrounds affective relations with users #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 20:50:41 +0000 2009

@dkompare: text, work, brand: work is material, arbitrarily fixed, has copyright status; versioning of texts creates new works #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 20:57:05 +0000 2009

@dkompare: fetishistic remastering of original works coupled with addition of extensive new CGI; complex logic of versioning #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 21:01:45 +0000 2009

Jason Mittell emailed me from one row up to tell me that the bldg# for my panel w/@halavais may be typo'd in the program: E51, not E15 #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 21:29:03 +0000 2009

\(You got to love the email from three feet away, but we need to figure out how to make Jason Twitter\.\) #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 21:32:41 +0000 2009

Super curious why the robot video camera up front was pointed at the audience a minute ago. \(And a little self\-conscious, too\!\) #MiT6

Fri Apr 24 23:30:04 +0000 2009

Have that awful head-filling eyes-burning scratchy-throat feeling. Cannot get sick today. No no no no no.

Fri Apr 24 23:50:35 +0000 2009

Talking on the MIT campus at 9:00, building E51 room 376. Drop by if you're around. #MiT6 \(via @halavais, with whom I'm speaking\)

Sat Apr 25 12:49:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @j_l_r

Sorry about the starting on time thing; we've got a very efficient moderator, not steeped in five-minutes-late time of uni #mit6

Sat Apr 25 13:28:41 +0000 2009

Replying to @austinds

Have fun in NOLA!

Sat Apr 25 13:31:24 +0000 2009

Failed to mention MediaCommons URL in my talk: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org - actively seeking participation, so come join! #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 14:03:00 +0000 2009

Love these rooms with the power outlets at the seats, but still feel like I need to be about six inches taller to make it work. #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 19:23:34 +0000 2009

Jennifer Holt on migration of television to digital space; suspicious claims that TV is still dominant viewing format #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 19:26:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @d_kompare

Totally believe that!

Sat Apr 25 19:27:15 +0000 2009

Miranda Banks: technical changes redefine nature of "work"; tv's move to digital must produce new means of thinking about labor #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 19:45:01 +0000 2009

Banks: 1988 WGA strike failed in part b/c TV writers failed to see why they should care about VHS residuals. Oops. #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 19:53:40 +0000 2009

Good god: anybody here from UGA? http://www.uga.edu #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 20:04:03 +0000 2009

Abstracts with authors after G have gone poof; makes it hard to decide what panel to go to next! #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 20:40:13 +0000 2009

Plenary conversation: The Future of Publishing, with Gavin Grant, Jennifer Jackson, Bob Miller, and Bob Stein #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 22:55:22 +0000 2009

Q to Gavin Grant: how is the rise of new publishing and promotion technologies affecting the way you acquire and publish your titles? #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 23:01:48 +0000 2009

A: mixed; acquisition and preparation remain the same. Publicity is a bit more wired; social media help books to find right readers #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 23:03:55 +0000 2009

Grant: Amazon is the evil heart of publishing. #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 23:04:33 +0000 2009

Miller: dark side of ebook publishing? "downward pressure on prices." Sheesh. #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 23:26:16 +0000 2009

Grant: Kindle as 1970s technology released now; "it's like Texas Instruments designed an ebook reader" #MiT6

Sat Apr 25 23:28:33 +0000 2009

Bea Arthur, TV Battle-Ax? For shame, NYTimes, for shame.

Sun Apr 26 05:02:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @synch101

Yes, thanks - finally got a bit of sleep. I don't handle jet lag anywhere near as well as you!

Sun Apr 26 13:12:01 +0000 2009

Jean Burgess: in whose interest is it for us to understand user-created content as cat videos? #MiT6

Sun Apr 26 13:33:19 +0000 2009

Very cool series of video essays on Strangers on a Train being presented by Chris Keathley, Andrew Miller, and Eric Faden #MiT6

Sun Apr 26 15:08:45 +0000 2009

Faden: what would scholarship look like if it weren't a paper? if it used the tools we're studying? #MiT6

Sun Apr 26 15:09:45 +0000 2009

At the airport, on my way home from #MiT6. Amazing weekend, all the way around. Now I have to go pay for it - work piles up in my absence.

Sun Apr 26 19:04:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @xina

aw, man! I wish I'd been around! On my way home from Boston...

Mon Apr 27 02:30:34 +0000 2009

Still trying to catch up at home, post-#MiT6. Why is it that the real payment for a great conference always comes due afterward?

Tue Apr 28 16:28:22 +0000 2009

Is it bad of me to note that reading senior theses is more fun after a margarita or two? \(Probably\.\)

Thu Apr 30 03:10:22 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall and @loganpoppy

Good points, both of you. May as well enjoy it!

Thu Apr 30 03:21:22 +0000 2009

Not to mention that I hear tequila & citrus are good virus preventatives.

Thu Apr 30 03:22:30 +0000 2009

On Time's 100, T. Boone Pickens writes for Ted Turner, and Turner writes for Pickens. I miss the New Yorker's "Logrolling in Our Time."

Thu Apr 30 18:41:07 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

I sense a recurring theme!

Thu Apr 30 19:34:42 +0000 2009