2009 12 01 tweets

Replying to @emarsh

For my $2, absolutely. It's got a ton of new functionality, and "pull down to reload" is just nifty.

Tue Dec 01 14:12:04 +0000 2009

New blog post: December! http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/december/

Tue Dec 01 16:04:06 +0000 2009

Oh, brilliant - congratulations! RT @footnotesrising: congrats to @digitalhumanist for new job at @UMD_MITH! http://bit.ly/90VLy5

Tue Dec 01 16:07:54 +0000 2009

The end of an era: the last releases from @RCCSreviews. Thanks, @davidmsilver, for everything.

Tue Dec 01 17:02:54 +0000 2009

The end of an era: the last release from @RCCSreviews. Thanks, @davidmsilver, for everything. /This time with the link! http://bit.ly/6AStu6

Tue Dec 01 17:12:10 +0000 2009

Woo-hoo! RT @brettbobley: Congrats @mkirschenbaum on MLA First Book Prize for Mechanisms. http://bit.ly/6TkNTV

Tue Dec 01 21:53:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

Indeed! Jobs and prizes for everyone!

Tue Dec 01 22:55:43 +0000 2009

RT @mkgold: ...and on this day of celebration, a sadder note: @davidmsilver retires RCCS http://tinyurl.com/y9q3bnj

Tue Dec 01 23:20:18 +0000 2009

1.5TB is sure a lot smaller and sexier than it used to be. \(That is, I guess, assuming you find small sexy\.\) http://yfrog.com/1eurjj

Wed Dec 02 03:22:05 +0000 2009

Replying to @therefore

\(Which makes me want to make an "it's hollow\.\.\. it goes on forever\.\.\. and\.\.\. my god\.\.\. it's full of stars" joke\.\)

Wed Dec 02 03:50:46 +0000 2009

Replying to @2xlp

I am totally backed up out the wazoo, trust me \(two local, two remote\). It is not possible to be more data paranoid than I am.

Wed Dec 02 03:52:54 +0000 2009

Why, yes, I did in fact wake up at 3.30 this morning!

Wed Dec 02 12:08:50 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

A little Poi Dog Pondering in the morning can be a good thing - it's certainly upbeat in its total demoralization.

Wed Dec 02 15:17:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

They passed through BR every year or so when I was at LSU, so I saw and heard a lot of them then. But can it be 20 yrs? Eek!

Wed Dec 02 16:27:41 +0000 2009

Halle-freaking-lujah: Quicksilver update. http://bit.ly/T8846 \(via @lifehacker\)

Wed Dec 02 19:41:48 +0000 2009

Replying to @boonebgorges

So far, so good. And MASSIVE speed improvements.

Wed Dec 02 20:10:20 +0000 2009

Replying to @mmwwah


Wed Dec 02 23:57:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @boonebgorges

Please be sure to tweet that when you do!

Thu Dec 03 00:00:39 +0000 2009

Oh! How nice to come home and be reminded by Twitter that there's Top Chef a-waitin' on the DVR!

Thu Dec 03 05:03:57 +0000 2009

Replying to @daveheal

In this case, no; all I got was a "oooooooooooh Top Chef."

Thu Dec 03 05:08:51 +0000 2009

Dear UT Austin graduate admissions: please either allow file uploads for LORs or provide a text entry box larger than three lines high. Thx.

Thu Dec 03 16:13:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @annehelen and @crsbecker

Sadly, I am not surprised by any of this.

Thu Dec 03 16:27:18 +0000 2009

Hey, the MLA volume on Teaching Literature and Language Online is out!

Thu Dec 03 17:59:36 +0000 2009

(On a snarkier note: I wrote my article for the volume during summer 2006... [1/2]

Thu Dec 03 18:02:52 +0000 2009

...which might lead one to think that publishing essays about teaching online might be better done online.) [2/2]

Thu Dec 03 18:03:07 +0000 2009

Replying to @phdaisy

I hear you. My chapter is on a course I taught in 2004 using this thing called a "weblog." You may have heard of them.

Thu Dec 03 19:02:26 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmittell

My assumption is that it's about where the RTs come from; clients that don't support the new style prob produce old style RTs.

Thu Dec 03 19:43:41 +0000 2009

Excellent column by Barbara Fister in Library Journal on me and Rupert Murdoch. \(Really\!\) http://bit.ly/50gkaY

Thu Dec 03 21:58:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @mmwwah

Not much, dude. I'm beside myself!

Thu Dec 03 22:22:52 +0000 2009

New blog post: Gee, Time Warner, Thanks for Asking http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/gee-time-warner-thanks-for-asking/

Fri Dec 04 16:20:00 +0000 2009

Replying to @shanakimball

Wonderful news -- congratulations, Maria!

Fri Dec 04 16:42:14 +0000 2009

RT @shanakimball: Maria Bonn has been named AUL for Publishing at the University of Michigan Library. http://bit.ly/7zedKt

Fri Dec 04 16:48:17 +0000 2009

Have taken article draft from 15,500 words to 11,200. Still have to get down to 8000. *sigh*

Fri Dec 04 17:49:17 +0000 2009

Excellent week of posts and discussions on In Media Res, focusing on "Books as Screens." http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/

Fri Dec 04 18:16:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @antoniomarcos

Thanks so much; very nice to hear!

Fri Dec 04 20:03:53 +0000 2009

It is 62 degrees in my third-floor apartment. Have been waiting for heater repairman for 1.5 hours. Wishing I had fingerless gloves.

Fri Dec 04 21:18:03 +0000 2009

But I don't *want* to spend another three hours agonizing over which 3000 words can still be cut from this article!

Fri Dec 04 21:37:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @2xlp

Somebody told me to disemvowel it - but alas that only hits character rather than word count. Maybe I cut all articles & prepositions?

Fri Dec 04 21:55:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @2xlp

Of course I got it. But editing like this makes me literal.

Fri Dec 04 22:03:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @sivavaid

I was thinking of an every-third-word strategy.

Fri Dec 04 22:03:49 +0000 2009

62 degrees doesn't seem all that cold until you've been sitting in it for 2.5 hours waiting for the heater repair guys. Also I'm a cold wimp

Fri Dec 04 22:26:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattthomas


Fri Dec 04 22:35:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @nirak

The irony, of course, is that it's 67 outside. Am wearing two sweaters and a scarf, but neither hat nor gloves.

Fri Dec 04 22:36:03 +0000 2009

Hey, only 2888 words to go.

Fri Dec 04 22:36:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @nirak

See: cold wimp. Also, being SoCal, my condo is uninsulated, so outdoor temp very quickly = indoor temp. Lo tonight: 41. Heat, please.

Fri Dec 04 22:58:16 +0000 2009

Good news: I have heat. Bad news: broken heat was my fault. Good news: was a quick fix. \(It's been that kind of week\.\)

Fri Dec 04 23:40:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Go ahead, punk. Make my day.

Sat Dec 05 00:01:56 +0000 2009

Made it down to about 10K words before caving. Will return tomorrow and see if I can find another 2K that can go.

Sat Dec 05 00:55:27 +0000 2009

Replying to @wedaman

You mean to say the US government is actively promoting the terrorist fist jab?

Sat Dec 05 00:56:03 +0000 2009

Have returned home to discover it's finally warm enough inside. Now to turn down the heat to go to sleep...

Sat Dec 05 08:40:48 +0000 2009

I wish I could begin to convey the degree to which I do not feel like working today.

Sat Dec 05 20:11:43 +0000 2009

Just back from taking the big cat to the emergency vet. The little cat and I are very freaked out, and a whole lot broker.

Mon Dec 07 00:40:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @ksmoker

Thanks - I'm sure he will be. But it's scary nonetheless!

Mon Dec 07 01:22:40 +0000 2009

Just picked up the big cat from the emergency vet; now waiting in parking lot for regular vet to open. Please let web info be correct!

Mon Dec 07 15:45:19 +0000 2009

Little cat just figured out big cat still isn't home; went tearing all over the house and then ran up to me meowing her head off.

Mon Dec 07 19:02:34 +0000 2009

Posted from wrong account the first time, obvs.

Mon Dec 07 19:02:49 +0000 2009

Replying to @mmwwah

I'm not sure if she figured that part out, but it definitely hit her that he wasn't back.

Mon Dec 07 19:47:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

We're very excited about the panel; more stuff will be coming to that site soon.

Mon Dec 07 19:48:43 +0000 2009

Lunch sounds great - I'm pretty clear next week except for Tuesday...

Mon Dec 07 19:57:44 +0000 2009

Carry on; nothing to see here.

Mon Dec 07 20:01:00 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Who knew Tweetie had a "reply all" issue?

Mon Dec 07 20:01:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @mariabustillos

That's amazing - congratulations!

Tue Dec 08 01:47:12 +0000 2009

38 degrees out this morning, and this view from my balcony. Leaves in foreground, snow in back, the way I like it. http://yfrog.com/4iixwhj

Tue Dec 08 16:46:18 +0000 2009

Hey, the Chrome extensions gallery is also open! https://chrome.google.com/extensions Most desired extensions \(by me\): @1Password & @zotero.

Tue Dec 08 19:26:40 +0000 2009

Hey, folks with Wave invites: I'm using it with my spring classes & will need about 30 total. I've got 14, but maybe save an extra for me?

Tue Dec 08 20:18:28 +0000 2009

Replying to @boonebgorges

Many thanks! I'll check in with you around January 15.

Tue Dec 08 20:23:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @midwinter_

Thanks! I'll check in with you around Jan. 15 & let you know if I'm still in need.

Tue Dec 08 20:23:49 +0000 2009

Wow - thanks all for the offers of Wave invites. I'll DM as I need them, probably starting around Jan. 14.

Tue Dec 08 22:59:37 +0000 2009

Replying to @christateston

Classes don't start until the 21st so shd be plenty of time. But I sent someone an invite Mon & she was active 3hrs later!

Tue Dec 08 23:06:26 +0000 2009

Picking up the big cat from the vet. Seems he's going to be okay, tho the vet said "he was a very sick kitty!"

Tue Dec 08 23:44:03 +0000 2009

WHOA. The Google Groups I belong to just popped up in my Wave contacts. This is getting interesting.

Wed Dec 09 00:41:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @billiehara, @captain_primate, @jmcclurken and @billwolff

I'm in. See you there.

Wed Dec 09 01:16:21 +0000 2009

Replying to @midwinter_ and @mmwwah

My god, the irony. :)

Wed Dec 09 01:28:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @midwinter_

That's my sense as well - I'm mostly wondering if Google is beginning to shut the groups down by starting this migration.

Wed Dec 09 01:37:18 +0000 2009

Keep thinking something smells funny in here - something burning? - before remembering that I bought the big cat a new pheromone diffuser.

Wed Dec 09 02:05:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Yeah, it's the Feliway. Poor dude has had such a bad couple of days, I figured he could use all the pheromones he could get.

Wed Dec 09 02:13:12 +0000 2009

Oh, and thanks again, all, for the offers of Wave invites, but I just got another 25, so I ought to be totally covered now.

Wed Dec 09 02:14:58 +0000 2009

Replying to @christateston

Weird! I wonder if that'll happen to me - I had a wave with 14 invites left, and then a separate one popped up with 25...

Wed Dec 09 02:26:20 +0000 2009

Life as I knew it is over. The big cat now has a pricey prescription canned diet, and the little cat wants it too & is refusing the dry.

Wed Dec 09 02:58:38 +0000 2009

So, the choice: lock the little cat up with her dry food twice a day until she eats, or cave and give everybody the pricey canned stuff?

Wed Dec 09 03:15:48 +0000 2009

This is what I'm thinking about instead of grading.

Wed Dec 09 03:16:00 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Actually, that's brilliant - why didn't I think of that?

Wed Dec 09 03:19:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @sgerald

A very, very good point.

Wed Dec 09 03:19:23 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

The vet did tell me it was fine to give her the same stuff, but I may test the fake-out routine...

Wed Dec 09 03:25:07 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattthomas

Thanks - that's extremely helpful. Does make me wonder how I could have gone this long without knowing any of this...

Wed Dec 09 04:24:10 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattthomas

This was a full-on blockage, with emergency catheterization. Poor little guy - I wish I'd known!

Wed Dec 09 04:39:02 +0000 2009

A prize to whoever can tell me why I've got "Rocky Top" stuck in my head. \(Two prizes to whoever can make it go away\!\)

Wed Dec 09 19:27:25 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench, @jcmeloni and @acavender

My usual anti-earworm is a chorus of "Lonesome Loser" - drives out the other song but doesn't stick.

Wed Dec 09 19:36:58 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmcclurken

Why, thank you! I'll look forward to reading your thoughts.

Thu Dec 10 05:24:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @mariabustillos and @ksmoker

Had the exact same thing happen. Then woke up with Rocky Top again this morning. Am happy to trade 4 Tainted Love.

Thu Dec 10 17:53:40 +0000 2009

Okay, I know you people have been talking about this, but can I just say the new FB privacy settings make no freaking sense?

Thu Dec 10 18:18:39 +0000 2009

Why am I being given a choice between "old settings" and "everyone" without being told what my old settings were? That's not a choice.

Thu Dec 10 18:20:24 +0000 2009

Replying to @stevewhitaker

Trust me, I am. But it's still a bizarre pairing of options, isn't it?

Thu Dec 10 18:25:21 +0000 2009

Very excited about new UM DH Series and the associated UM/HASTAC Pub Prize \(and honored to be in such great company\)! http://bit.ly/8Y7tkk

Thu Dec 10 18:36:43 +0000 2009

New blog post: UM/HASTAC Publication Prize http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/umhastac-publication-prize/

Thu Dec 10 18:51:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @mmwwah

Not my point. The point is the combination of sneakiness and bad pairing of options.

Thu Dec 10 19:04:03 +0000 2009

Sitting at the coffee house down the block, trying to force myself to focus on #grading. 7 term papers down; 39 to go.

Fri Dec 11 16:42:48 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie

I followed @sivavaid's lead yesterday and deauthorized/disallowed/removed as many apps as possible. Still not enough, though.

Fri Dec 11 20:05:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

I use BackBlaze; $5/mo or $50/yr for unlimited storage. Works pretty seamlessly, though initial backup can be slow.

Fri Dec 11 20:25:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie

Exactly what I mean - even after disabling everything possible, I still feel potential overexposure - and yet want some presence.

Fri Dec 11 21:33:47 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline, @jcmeloni and @jasonrhody

I am this paranoid: lap/desk sync via Dropbox, plus two local TimeMachine backups and one more remote.

Fri Dec 11 22:28:57 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

I have a paid account, so the vast majority of my data \(pretty much everything except music & movies\) is backed up there, too.

Fri Dec 11 22:48:22 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

& yes, super-paranoid: what if thieves got keys to both my home and office & cleaned me out? What if there were an earthquake?

Fri Dec 11 22:50:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

\(Recognizing that in that latter case, I'd probably have worse problems to worry about than data loss\.\)

Fri Dec 11 22:51:17 +0000 2009

Replying to @billiehara

I'm so sorry - just having been through this with one of my cats I know how awful leaving them there is!

Fri Dec 11 23:03:33 +0000 2009

14 down, 29 to go \(and 4 yet to be turned in\). #grading

Fri Dec 11 23:06:05 +0000 2009

Online Christmas shopping: nieces & nephews, aunt & uncle, done. Parents, almost done. Sister and grandmother still to go.

Sat Dec 12 19:34:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @billiehara

I'm so sorry; sending all my best thoughts and wishes.

Sat Dec 12 19:48:13 +0000 2009

Replying to @billiehara

Billie, I'm so sorry for your loss - thinking of you...

Mon Dec 14 01:16:54 +0000 2009

Was really fuzzy-headed this morning, so consumed a lot of caffeine. Now have a thin layer of super-wired on top of a fuzzy-headed center.

Mon Dec 14 19:33:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Yes, exactly. And just that productive.

Mon Dec 14 19:45:16 +0000 2009

Just discovered that Fluid implements 1Password. Rawk!

Tue Dec 15 17:19:27 +0000 2009

On the dual mode of review of Planned Obsolescence, including external reviews by @lisaspiro, available for discussion! http://bit.ly/7dtQ8b

Wed Dec 16 19:27:05 +0000 2009

New blog post: Peer Review as Dialogue http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/peer-revew-as-dialogu/

Wed Dec 16 19:50:30 +0000 2009

Hey, cool! // Conversation with Kathleen Fitzpatrick, NITLE Summit Keynote Speaker http://bit.ly/7AqgNc /via @Mikeynitle

Thu Dec 17 19:34:52 +0000 2009

Class one? Done! Independent study? Done! Class two? Waiting... on... one... last... paper. 1 hour & 12 minutes before I pull the plug.

Thu Dec 17 23:48:27 +0000 2009

Fall semester is done. Now to figure out how to cram ten weeks of work into five. \(With time out for holidays and MLA\.\)

Fri Dec 18 15:56:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @kfitz

WHOA. Congrats, @scottrettberg, who just got a million euros from HERA for research on electronic literature and creativity! /via @jilltxt

Fri Dec 18 19:06:44 +0000 2009

Replying to @sivavaid

I'd argue that it does matter beyond academia, insofar as there are doubtless NYT readers looking at the crap economy... [1/2]

Fri Dec 18 19:10:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @sivavaid

...and encouraging their soon-to-graduate kids to go to grad school, mistakenly thinking it provides job security. [2/2]

Fri Dec 18 19:11:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Sending good warm thoughts from the land of sunny and 75. \(Where I would actually love to have a bit of weather, frankly\.\)

Sat Dec 19 02:03:03 +0000 2009

Replying to @BryanAlexander

Congratulations! Very much looking forward to a preview at Pomona in May...

Sat Dec 19 15:30:18 +0000 2009

Taking the excuse of feeling mildly puky to spend the day in bed with laptop & books. If it weren't for the puky part this would be awesome.

Sat Dec 19 15:33:22 +0000 2009

Replying to @jwolman

I got snowed in in DC once, and was stuck for days. Turns out there was only one working plow in the entire district.

Sat Dec 19 16:21:44 +0000 2009

Replying to @jwolman

This was back in the Marion Barry days; the rest of the plows had been cannibalized for parts to keep that one running.

Sat Dec 19 16:23:26 +0000 2009

Icons are randomly disappearing from the dock/app switcher in Snow Leopard. Permissions repair/reboot have done nothing. Grrr.

Sat Dec 19 18:24:49 +0000 2009

Double grrr: fixing disappearing icons required getting rid of dock prefs - and that hosed my spaces prefs.

Sat Dec 19 18:46:51 +0000 2009

Replying to @mmwwah

Yeah, I complain, but it's actually pretty nice - the post-semester freedom to be sick & geeky.

Sat Dec 19 18:58:07 +0000 2009

New blog post: Not Exactly the Tip of the Tongue http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/not-exactly-the-tip-of-the-tongue/

Sun Dec 20 17:05:52 +0000 2009

Replying to @phdaisy

Haven't taught with Twitter, but got same complaints about blogging until I made explicit that posts were like reading responses...

Sun Dec 20 17:55:36 +0000 2009

Replying to @phdaisy

i.e., turning "post if you have something interesting to say" into "come up with something to say about this week's material."

Sun Dec 20 17:57:07 +0000 2009

Replying to @phdaisy

The community aspect of the blog is key - I want students writing for the class, not just for me. It's really all about comments...

Sun Dec 20 18:01:23 +0000 2009

Replying to @phdaisy

I see the potential for Twitter to build that community, absolutely, but I hope they can connect that community to their writing.

Sun Dec 20 18:06:14 +0000 2009

Warning you now: I'll be seriously pissed if it turns out Brittany Murphy's cardiac arrest was caused by complications from anorexia...[1/2]

Sun Dec 20 21:14:40 +0000 2009

She was amazingly cute before the industry convinced her that she had to become a skeleton to be a star. Such a waste in so many ways. [2/2]

Sun Dec 20 21:14:46 +0000 2009

Replying to @alechosterman

Yes, absolutely: cf. Karen Carpenter. Who, not incidentally, was also 32 when she died.

Sun Dec 20 21:36:59 +0000 2009

Replying to @dancohen

It's a bad headline for a great column - worth reading if you haven't. \(Tho I'd be just as happy never to hear that name again\.\)

Sun Dec 20 23:27:24 +0000 2009

Trying to get convo going again on Planned Obsolescence; will be starting revisions soon, and could use any & all feedback. RT my next?

Mon Dec 21 16:08:53 +0000 2009

Need something to read while snowbound? Care about scholarly publishing's future? Join the conv at Planned Obsolescence! http://bit.ly/zjXhV

Mon Dec 21 16:09:46 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Heh. You've already been an enormous help. Go grade, and build that presentation, and I'll see you in Philly.

Mon Dec 21 16:39:14 +0000 2009

Replying to @daveheal

Thanks, Dave!

Mon Dec 21 16:40:09 +0000 2009

Thanks, all, for the RTs; I appreciate the help!

Mon Dec 21 16:50:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @sgillies

Thanks. Would love to hear more abt yr reading of Handle/URL; would you comment on the text?

Mon Dec 21 18:56:27 +0000 2009

Inbox 1. In three different accounts. Sorely tempted just to delete the last message in each.

Mon Dec 21 19:52:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @ncecire

I agree, tho as I say in the "locators" section, there's an awful irony in having reached a state at which less info seems better.

Mon Dec 21 20:37:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @ncecire

\(See fn 4\.22: http://bit\.ly/6BPH5I\)

Mon Dec 21 20:37:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmittell

Indeed. How hard would it have been?!?

Mon Dec 21 23:54:23 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmittell

Hey, there's a thought. \(I'll spare you my more cynical thoughts about whether such suggestions will actually be heard\.\)

Tue Dec 22 00:01:46 +0000 2009

Replying to @jmittell

Yeah, no kidding. What little disciplinary org time I've got right now is all going to the MLA, but once that's done, perhaps...

Tue Dec 22 00:13:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench, @briancroxall and @barbarahui

Just awful, all the way around. I'm so sorry, and will keep hoping for good things soon.

Tue Dec 22 00:22:10 +0000 2009

Preparing all the electronics for travel. At some point I suppose I should pack some clothes, too.

Tue Dec 22 03:07:19 +0000 2009

On the plane, headed to BR to see the fam, before #MLA09.

Tue Dec 22 14:23:46 +0000 2009

#MLA09 tip: if you're talking to someone more junior/less famous than you, keep scanning the room over her head - someone better's coming!

Tue Dec 22 17:41:47 +0000 2009

Replying to @2xlp

Philly. Whoo-hoo!

Tue Dec 22 17:51:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @kylebeachy

Hey, awesome. Thanks! \(Do have some holiday fun, too, though\.\)

Thu Dec 24 17:18:33 +0000 2009

Up \(relatively\) early for a few quiet minutes before the family nuttiness resumes. It's times like these that make me look forward to #MLA09

Fri Dec 25 14:19:36 +0000 2009

Breakfast with the fam, packing, and then off to #MLA09. See you at @mlatweetup, if you're there.

Sat Dec 26 15:08:47 +0000 2009

MSY > IAH > PHL. Won't make it to the Marriott before midnight. At least I can sleep in tomorrow, before #MLA09 gets going.

Sat Dec 26 20:23:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @bighandsome

Yes, but b/c it means they're combining two half full flts into one. Did that to me on the way to BTR.

Sat Dec 26 22:43:45 +0000 2009

Replying to @bighandsome

So sorry! Were you eastbound or westbound? I'm at IAH now, headed to PHL, and a little worried. Flt before mine is 1.5hrs late.

Sat Dec 26 23:04:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @bighandsome

Yeeks. Definitely the wrong direction. Good luck with getting there!

Sat Dec 26 23:12:57 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

I do not know whether to be pleased, embarrassed, appalled, or somewhat sorry that the actual experience doesn't quite measure up.

Sun Dec 27 00:26:30 +0000 2009

On the plane for PHL, flight 1776, because Continental's cute that way.

Sun Dec 27 00:50:27 +0000 2009

If you're on CO1776 & headed to #MLA09, I'm the one in the funky glasses and black leather jacket. Can't miss me!

Sun Dec 27 00:52:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

My mission as an emissary of cool has only begun. #MLA09

Sun Dec 27 01:04:09 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

I plan to be there, assuming the guys in the hall yelling about cheesesteak at 3am found what they needed & will let me sleep.

Sun Dec 27 17:08:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Yikes! I'm glad you're safe.

Sun Dec 27 17:21:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Yes, though often opportunistically; Tulane shut down many of its humanities PhDs post-Katrina, for instance.

Sun Dec 27 18:11:32 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

Hey, wait - so am I! #MLA09

Sun Dec 27 18:12:53 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

Heh. Or I could. I look like my avatar, except with glasses & a black jacket/scarf.

Sun Dec 27 18:19:28 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

Okay, did the dorky stand-n-scan, but don't think I see you. I'm up at a table facing the bar, kinda hiding behind the fountain.

Sun Dec 27 18:26:11 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

Heh heh heh heh.

Sun Dec 27 19:13:06 +0000 2009

@mlatweetup #MLA09 anyone available for the tweetup Mon 28th btw 5-7? // seconding suggestion by @amandalicastro

Sun Dec 27 19:15:03 +0000 2009

After a brief absence, I'm again ensconced in the Marriott lobby, this time at the bar facing the fountain. Say hi if you're around. #MLA09

Sun Dec 27 19:58:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @chutry

Cool; I'm still by the fountain in front of the bar...

Sun Dec 27 20:40:38 +0000 2009

Replying to @kfitz

Hey, @mlaconvention: thx for all the awesome tweets! If you add #MLA09, tho, more folks will see & they'll be archived http://bit.ly/5cSzNt

Sun Dec 27 21:03:01 +0000 2009

Replying to @jbj

Hey, are you around? @chutry and I are waving hello.

Sun Dec 27 21:18:35 +0000 2009

Trying to remind myself that it's only the first day, but I've never seen the main convention hotel lobby as empty as this one is. #MLA09

Sun Dec 27 21:31:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

I'm about to run to a session, but will pass back through the Marriott bar around 6-6.30; @chutry will as well.

Sun Dec 27 21:50:56 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

heading down from session - will walk with if you haven't left yet.

Sun Dec 27 23:45:42 +0000 2009

Replying to @jasonrhody

Very sorry Media Studies & Dig Scholarly Present is up against Getting Funded in the Humanities. They must think we're a threat.

Mon Dec 28 04:48:44 +0000 2009

So, at what point do I acknowledge that I'm awake and just order breakfast already?

Mon Dec 28 10:00:28 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie

That's just not fair!

Mon Dec 28 10:39:37 +0000 2009

Reasonably strong wi-fi signal \(PCCA Free\) in Liberty Ballroom Salon A. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 13:27:12 +0000 2009

Okay, I lied: wi-fi fail. Will try to tweet from iPhone. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 13:37:13 +0000 2009

Dene Grigar on the credentialing of new media programs & faculty. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 13:38:18 +0000 2009

Grigar: various efforts to create standards and practices for reviewing and credentialing work in digital media: MLA, ACLS, CAA, ELO. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 13:53:07 +0000 2009

Tabbi: we should circulate annotations as new mode of public scholarly discourse online. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:03:58 +0000 2009

Tabbi: should not look to internet for future of those forms that were born & thrive in print; will not satisfy online. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:06:47 +0000 2009

Fairly sure I don't agree. Those forms may not be satisfying online yet, but that won't necessarily always be so. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:09:18 +0000 2009

And what of those forms \(like the scholarly book\) born but struggling in print? #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:09:24 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Tabbi was specifically talking about novels/poetry, as opposed to born-digital lit. Still not convinced. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:16:44 +0000 2009

Benzon: focus on digital residue/ephemerality as means of reconceiving the web more generally. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:19:13 +0000 2009

Douglass on datamining in literary studies, using Aarseth, McCloud, Moretti. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:23:21 +0000 2009

Douglass: pushback against comput. models of lit analysis: there's no discovery - we only find what we already know to be interesting #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:33:06 +0000 2009

Douglass: we know we can build models to defamiliarize a huge space such as genre - but why do we need to? As impt a ? as how. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:36:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

I agree. And the argument that b/c we don't yet have pleasant means of reading a novel online, we won't, is just wrong. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 14:43:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Alas, session ended before your tweet. Would love to prod him though...

Mon Dec 28 14:49:22 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Which is precisely the issue I had with Grigar's presentation; I get the need for credentialing, but trad models not nec best.

Mon Dec 28 14:55:14 +0000 2009

In the great hall @ the conv ctr, haunted by memories of conferences past, esp SCMS, conducting Skype conf w/if:book over bad wi-fi. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 15:05:40 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

iSlate iSlate iSlate. \(Which is to say, please god, not the Kindle\.\)

Mon Dec 28 15:08:55 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Zombies! #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 15:10:05 +0000 2009

Was about to post my annoyance at use of my term for a process that I wouldn't say is peer-to-peer review, but then got credited. Oops.

Mon Dec 28 15:24:06 +0000 2009

Cheryl Ball presenting Kairos at e-journal poster session. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 15:26:30 +0000 2009

RT @mlatweetup: #mla09 tweetup 5pm Monk's 16th & Spruce

Mon Dec 28 15:40:36 +0000 2009

#mla09 tweetup 5pm Monk's 16th & Spruce /via @mlatweetup

Mon Dec 28 15:41:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

Details of what the standards were was a bit light, but the real issue I had was the determination to institutionalize...

Mon Dec 28 16:09:08 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

...rather than revolutionize.

Mon Dec 28 16:09:28 +0000 2009

Back upstairs to recharge my batteries, literally & figuratively. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 16:36:31 +0000 2009

Replying to @jcmeloni

Aha - that kind of standards! Yes, agreed!

Mon Dec 28 16:38:52 +0000 2009

Meredith McGill on the matter with book history & what it can learn from the digital. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 20:37:29 +0000 2009

McGill: re-reading Darnton's communications circuit; developments in book history since; institutional success of field. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 20:39:35 +0000 2009

McGill: what's the matter with book history? marginalization of bibliography in lit studies depts. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 20:44:12 +0000 2009

McGill: shift from bibliography to material book history results in minimization of text, meaning, interpretation. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 20:47:07 +0000 2009

McGill: lit scholars working on book history often feel like franchisees in a field owned by historians. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 20:50:52 +0000 2009

McGill: lit critics need a book history that can cope with analysis as well as materiality. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 20:51:55 +0000 2009

McGill: rise of new media / media studies offers opportunity to reintegrate textual with material analysis. \(YAY, media studies\!\) #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 20:54:42 +0000 2009

HOLY COW. Image on cover of "Reading at Risk" is stock photo of the photog's young son in library in Bologna "reading" a 13th c ms! #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 21:06:03 +0000 2009

Fantastic paper from Patricia Crain on the erasure of children from history of books and readers. #MLA09

Mon Dec 28 21:15:02 +0000 2009

Replying to @plragde

Only intermittently, but sometimes the tweeting helps me process/take notes...

Mon Dec 28 21:30:26 +0000 2009

Heading to lobby; if you're walking to @mlatweetup, wait for me!

Mon Dec 28 21:56:40 +0000 2009

@mlatweetup relocating to Tangier \(18th & Lombard\)

Mon Dec 28 22:29:05 +0000 2009

Replying to @academicdave

Just got back from 5pm @mlatweetup. Rats!

Tue Dec 29 00:26:47 +0000 2009

Today's academic read http://bit.ly/5qdX9H @briancroxall on academic labor. Required reading 4 all higher ed folks #MLA09 /via @academicdave

Tue Dec 29 13:06:56 +0000 2009

In meetings today, more or less all day. Keep me posted on what's going on in the awesome DH panels today! #MLA09

Tue Dec 29 14:46:58 +0000 2009

Two great meetings so far today; going into number 3 shortly. #MLA09

Tue Dec 29 16:37:59 +0000 2009

Met a little while ago with Bonnie Wheeler, pres of CELJ, who talked about Planned Obsolescence yesterday! http://bit.ly/5drT3P #MLA09

Tue Dec 29 16:39:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @newkidonthehall

Had a great conv with her! \(Also, I meant to reply to your comment yesterday & failed\.\.\. will have to revisit\.\)

Tue Dec 29 16:50:54 +0000 2009

.@jbj: for most faculty \(contingent, non\-R1\) doing DH exacerbates issues of local resources & isolation #MLA09

Tue Dec 29 19:03:16 +0000 2009

.@jbj: social networks as lightweight collaboration systems. #MLA09

Tue Dec 29 19:04:06 +0000 2009

You know who rocks? @nowviskie Giving us the low down on the tough issue of intellectual property and DH. #MLA09 /via @academicdave

Tue Dec 29 19:24:25 +0000 2009

@jasonrhody talking about NEH support for/challenges in/lessons learned from collaborative projects. #MLA09

Tue Dec 29 19:41:40 +0000 2009

.@jasonrhody: desire overall is to model generosity in scholarship. \(Hear, hear\!\) #MLA09

Tue Dec 29 19:47:32 +0000 2009

New blog post: #MLA09 http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/mla09/

Tue Dec 29 21:03:47 +0000 2009

Up early this morning \(after way too little sleep\) for the Legacy of David Foster Wallace, followed by program committee session. #MLA09

Wed Dec 30 12:51:16 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie

Absolutely - it's on my list!

Wed Dec 30 13:16:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

Sadly, I won't be able to tweet during the panel, but will hope someone else there might... #MLA09

Wed Dec 30 13:17:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @mattbucher

Forthcoming, as soon as I can get out of the program committee mtg & online. Short version: awesomeness. #MLA09

Wed Dec 30 16:13:48 +0000 2009

Heading to the airport - thanks, all \(& especially @mlaconvention\), for an amazing #MLA09. See you in LA for #MLA11!

Wed Dec 30 17:07:33 +0000 2009

Just realized I'm coming away from #MLA09 with no purchases, and no schwag! Don't quite know how that happened.

Wed Dec 30 17:35:59 +0000 2009

Was teased about being "huggier than usual" last night - must be a sign of how much I enjoyed #MLA09.

Wed Dec 30 17:51:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie, @amandafrench and @mkirschenbaum

Indeed. As sorry as I am to be leavin the conf, it's nice to feel it ongoing...

Wed Dec 30 18:31:06 +0000 2009

Replying to @nowviskie and @mkirschenbaum

Yes! I kept being surprised to realize @amandafrench wasn't actually in Philly; connection was almost as vibrant.

Wed Dec 30 18:34:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

Hey, thanks for coming to the program committee session; it was really productive. Looking forward to more innovation!

Wed Dec 30 18:53:53 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

Back atcha - looking forward to doing it again soon.

Wed Dec 30 19:03:27 +0000 2009

@mlaconvention: Just got off the phone with WYYY reporter; very nice conversation. I hope good things come out of it!

Wed Dec 30 19:21:02 +0000 2009

Replying to @mlaconvention

WHYY, of course. Will look forward to hearing what they pull from the conv, if anything. Lots about DH excitement at MLA.

Wed Dec 30 19:30:13 +0000 2009

@jcmeloni Happy birthday, and here's to greater world domination!

Thu Dec 31 00:59:19 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Sure - but I think may be less the Year DH Broke than the Year DH Got Recognized as Being at the Center of the H.

Thu Dec 31 01:23:22 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

The trick now will be avoiding the calcification that such narratives of hegemony can work to produce...

Thu Dec 31 01:24:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality


Thu Dec 31 01:25:27 +0000 2009

New blog post: The Legacy of David Foster Wallace http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/the-legacy-of-david-foster-wallace/

Thu Dec 31 01:38:30 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall and @mkirschenbaum

But on some level that would be part of the point, right? Digital scholarly communication = where it's at?

Thu Dec 31 02:02:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Of course, but it's no accident that the scholarly use of new social technologies is taking root first in DH and rel fields.

Thu Dec 31 02:18:04 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall

Which is to say it's not the same thing, but in the early stages, it's evidence of a way of working...

Thu Dec 31 02:18:47 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

Is all DH necessarily computational? If so, I'm not sure I'm really all that digital in my humanities. Which seems odd to me.

Thu Dec 31 02:19:55 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

So is the use of Twitter not-DH/soft DH, but an argument promoting the use of Twitter hard\(er\) DH?

Thu Dec 31 02:22:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

That makes perfect sense to me; I'd support that definition.

Thu Dec 31 02:27:54 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

Where one of those goals might, for instance, be using digital tools to improve scholarly communication...

Thu Dec 31 02:29:02 +0000 2009

Replying to @samplereality

Yay! \(Thought I was home but wanted to be sure I wasn't wrong\.\)

Thu Dec 31 02:35:13 +0000 2009

Replying to @briancroxall and @samplereality

I'd say more the latter than the former - self-conscious, critical use/study of tools may be key.

Thu Dec 31 02:46:43 +0000 2009

Replying to @jenterysayers

There's prob a "who has the bigger umbrella" controversy here of the kind Jeremy mentioned in our panel... [1/2]

Thu Dec 31 02:52:33 +0000 2009

Replying to @jenterysayers

...but I'd argue but DH, C&C, and digital MS are all at least cognate/cousin fields... [2/2]

Thu Dec 31 02:53:35 +0000 2009

Replying to @amandafrench

I would agree with that! \(Jeremy was talking specifically about software/platform/critical code studies \- who contains whom?\)

Thu Dec 31 03:14:10 +0000 2009

Replying to @ryancordell

Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

Thu Dec 31 16:47:18 +0000 2009

Replying to @phdaisy

Aw man, I miss Cooter Brown's! Have one for me.

Thu Dec 31 23:58:29 +0000 2009

Replying to @mkirschenbaum

Yeah, that little award thingy sure doesn't count.

Fri Jan 01 01:11:26 +0000 2010