2012 07 01 tweets

Replying to @jmittell

Safe journey, Jason. I'll look forward to hearing good things from Vermont.

Sun Jul 01 18:16:40 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Yay! Nice to see them both looking so content. :)

Mon Jul 02 09:49:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

They are total love monkeys that way. It takes them a while to get comfortable, but once they do…!

Mon Jul 02 12:40:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @sivavaid

Are they trying to lure you out of the country for a reason?

Mon Jul 02 13:55:18 +0000 2012

@radiokath Hey! Good to see you here.

Mon Jul 02 15:30:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @miriamkp and @pmhswe

There are some very good desk-bell style iPhone apps. Good loud "ding."

Mon Jul 02 17:49:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @radiokath

100% agreed.

Mon Jul 02 18:37:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @jbj

Those three-character people all think they're soooo great.

Tue Jul 03 15:44:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @radiokath

DUDE. They were staying in the hotel across the street from me in LA, and the street was filled with screaming 15 year old girls.

Tue Jul 03 19:33:43 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

AAAAAUGGGHHH!!! I'm so sorry. I send you every image of ice cubes and air conditioning I can muster.

Thu Jul 05 14:32:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Hey, if I can be of any help, let me know...

Thu Jul 05 16:19:05 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

EXCELLENT. So pleased to hear. Do keep us posted!

Fri Jul 06 17:43:15 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

PS: Hope you're enjoying the ice & a/c!

Fri Jul 06 17:43:47 +0000 2012

A middle of the night announcement \(undoubtedly to be repeated later\) of part 2 of my series on Unpopular Seriality: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/the-unpopular/

Sat Jul 07 08:55:06 +0000 2012

Reposted for those of you who weren't awake at 3am eastern \(and why not, I ask you\): The Unpopular. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/the-unpopular/

Sat Jul 07 13:30:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Safe trip - and take care of yourself while you're there.

Sat Jul 07 14:44:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @lportwoodstacer

Thank you!

Sat Jul 07 14:50:45 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @jmcclurken

Ha! The perils of punctuation. Thanks for the link!

Sun Jul 08 08:33:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

Hey, you're on the road! Happy driving. Will look forward to hearing more.

Sun Jul 08 15:18:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

No, it's no Prague, it's true, but I am sure adventures will abound!

Sun Jul 08 15:23:20 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah

You know, that's almost certainly true.

Sun Jul 08 15:24:49 +0000 2012

One last link to this post, for those of you who took the weekend off: The Unpopular. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/the-unpopular/

Mon Jul 09 12:56:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality and @CUNYNewMediaLab

Hey, thanks for the links. Here's to \(the important kind of\) popularity.

Mon Jul 09 15:00:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @annehelen

Hey, thanks! Your post was a very significant part of inspiring me to get back to this series.

Mon Jul 09 16:22:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @annehelen

I could not possibly agree with you more! Bold now \(rather than later\) produces huge benefits.

Mon Jul 09 16:26:31 +0000 2012

EXACTLY. RT @annehelen: but I realized that if I waited to say anything bold or controversial until I was tenured, well, that's no way to be

Mon Jul 09 16:27:01 +0000 2012

Replying to @ernestopriego

Hurray! Go forth and do.

Mon Jul 09 19:28:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

The prosaically named Twitter Mentions as Comments.

Mon Jul 09 19:28:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @sherah1918

Hey, nice! Thanks for the link, and the connection.

Tue Jul 10 14:57:30 +0000 2012

RT @sherah1918: A. Lord's "Writing for History Buffs": http://bit.ly/Ngkf6t pairs nicely w/@kfitz's "The Unpopular" http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/the-unpopular/

Tue Jul 10 14:57:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @ernestopriego

What I was after was "the rich get richer," except that what they're rich in is attention paid by others. So… the former?

Tue Jul 10 14:58:09 +0000 2012

I dreamed I had this printer that, if you loaded it with sheets of pancakes, would print them out with butter & syrup. #blueberrymuffinstoo

Wed Jul 11 09:59:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

That may be what provoked the dream; a listserv convo about 3D printing brought up replicators and food. \(Also was hungry\.\)

Wed Jul 11 10:16:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody


Wed Jul 11 10:33:13 +0000 2012

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Mmm. Replicatorific.

Wed Jul 11 12:14:14 +0000 2012

Replying to @JenServenti

Aw, man. Is this the future of government-procured muffins?

Wed Jul 11 12:48:18 +0000 2012

RT @JenServenti: @surlyF Remember, as per @kfitz's dream \(premonition?\), the new printer will be POD \(Pancakes on Demand\), so no surpluses.

Wed Jul 11 14:40:45 +0000 2012

RT @ernestopriego: "Lo impopular", mi traducción del artículo de Kathleen Fitzpatrick @kfitz http://humanidadesdigitales.net/blog/?p=361 #RedHD #digitalhumanit ...

Wed Jul 11 17:47:30 +0000 2012

Part three in a series: Blogs as Serialized Scholarship. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/blogs-as-serialized-scholarship/

Thu Jul 12 12:41:54 +0000 2012

ICYMI, parts one \(http://www\.plannedobsolescence\.net/blog/unpopular\-seriality/\) and two \(http://www\.plannedobsolescence\.net/blog/the\-unpopular/\).

Thu Jul 12 12:42:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @ernestopriego

I did, and RT'd -- thanks!

Thu Jul 12 14:01:35 +0000 2012

Replying to @samplereality and @briancroxall

I wonder what I'll talk about...

Thu Jul 12 14:18:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall and @samplereality

Hmmm. I took a fab wine & cheese pairing class not long ago. The trick will be to focus on the serial aspect.

Thu Jul 12 14:21:10 +0000 2012

Replying to @literarychica

Hey, thank you!

Thu Jul 12 16:17:18 +0000 2012

So @miriamkp and @JenHoward share a birthday, if I'm reading things right. Happy happy, both of you!

Thu Jul 12 16:18:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @amandalicastro

Hey, excellent!

Thu Jul 12 19:55:05 +0000 2012

RT @koreybjackson: My DigitalCultureWeek post on @kfitz and serialized scholarship; and @kcimc's "People Staring at Computers" | http:// ...

Fri Jul 13 16:17:29 +0000 2012

RT @cgbrooke: "Surreality," my riff on @kfitz's seriality posts http://www.cgbrooke.net/2012/07/13/surreality/

Fri Jul 13 18:53:30 +0000 2012

Continuing the conversation \(or at least continuing to talk about the conversation\): Reader Response, in Theory. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/reader-response-in-theory/

Sat Jul 14 12:12:41 +0000 2012

I guess it’s about time to start packing for #DH2012. Super excited about the conference; a good bit less excited about leaving Prague.

Sat Jul 14 13:59:39 +0000 2012

Ah, well. All good vacations must come to an end, I guess.

Sat Jul 14 13:59:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @melissaterras

I did *not* know that. Thanks!

Sat Jul 14 16:02:07 +0000 2012

RT @melissaterras: Are you coming to #dh2012? Did you know there is a free conference app with all the programme details? It's fab, &amp ...

Sat Jul 14 16:04:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody and @shanakimball

Do not even *begin* to speak to me about oldness, you two. #youngwhippersnappers #offamylawn

Sat Jul 14 17:13:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself, @tcarmody, @publichistorian and @shanakimball

I, on the other hand, am 600 yrs old \(or the last 6wks of travel has me feeling so\).

Sat Jul 14 17:49:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @ayjay and @tcarmody

Okay, okay, it's possible I wasn't being literal.

Sat Jul 14 17:57:52 +0000 2012

At the airport in Prague. Really looking forward to #DH2012 except for the whole end-of-an-amazing-vacation thing.

Sun Jul 15 08:43:31 +0000 2012

Replying to @mkgold

We’re missing you here, Matt! I’ll look forward to catching up back in NYC. #dh2012

Mon Jul 16 14:21:38 +0000 2012

Hey, #facsumm, on that putative decline in reading? My #mla12 talk took that on: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/networking-the-field/ //cc @wynkenhimself

Tue Jul 17 06:12:21 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Ooooh. Good luck, and stay as cool as you can!

Tue Jul 17 16:11:59 +0000 2012

Replying to @candrews

I hope you found something by now, but if not: V Bar, on Sullivan, is awesome. \(Coffee by day, bar at evening\.\)

Tue Jul 17 16:15:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @sramsay

Wait - are you here? #dh2012

Tue Jul 17 16:19:11 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall

Down front!

Tue Jul 17 16:25:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @sramsay

Yay! Will look forward to saying hello in person.

Tue Jul 17 16:26:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Excellent. I’ll hope the clouds hold!

Tue Jul 17 16:26:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall and @jasonrhody

I’ll look forward to catching up at the reception!

Tue Jul 17 16:28:36 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself


Tue Jul 17 16:53:03 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Okay, at least it’s still an open question. I’ll keep a good thought.

Tue Jul 17 16:54:24 +0000 2012

Replying to @gennokane and @nytimes

Hey, whaddaya know.

Wed Jul 18 12:03:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @profwernimont, @jasonrhody and @marcgalexander

I want them on a big touch-screen wall panel that will let me drill in.

Wed Jul 18 12:54:45 +0000 2012

RT @rgfeal: Plan to Close University of Missouri Press Stirs Anger http://nyti.ms/SFY777 // with a quote from #MLA 's @kfitz

Wed Jul 18 13:12:48 +0000 2012

Replying to @amandafrench and @gennokane

I once ended up in a pic on the front page of my local’s “people” section, surrounded by scotch-tasting glasses.

Wed Jul 18 14:34:07 +0000 2012

Hey, #dh2012: Have you taken up the MLA’s New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge? http://www.mla.org/nvs_challenge

Thu Jul 19 09:57:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Woo-hoo! Congrats, and well-deserved!

Thu Jul 19 13:01:52 +0000 2012

Replying to @jenguiliano, @trevormunoz, @rob___nelson and @jasonrhody

Rats. I’m sure we can find something great. Frankly, I’d go back & have more perch.

Thu Jul 19 21:12:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Now that’s a double-blind peer review process I can live with.

Thu Jul 19 22:04:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Hey, we can make arrangements for visitation. :)

Thu Jul 19 22:32:20 +0000 2012

Hey, #dh2012, and particularly folks at the Online Scholarly Edition session: take up the NVS Digital Challenge! http://www.mla.org/nvs_challenge

Fri Jul 20 09:25:04 +0000 2012

Replying to @ayjay

Aw, man. That’s annoying.

Fri Jul 20 16:10:25 +0000 2012

Replying to @ayjay

Exactly. Dammit.

Fri Jul 20 16:13:18 +0000 2012

“We will continue to make available our existing products, and we will provide support and critical updates to our users. +

Fri Jul 20 16:21:26 +0000 2012

“However, as we’ll be busy with new projects at Google, we do not plan to release new features for the Sparrow apps.” #sigh

Fri Jul 20 16:21:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @pmhswe

So looking forward to having you there! \(We’re using \#mla13, by the by\.\)

Fri Jul 20 21:13:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

Those two are *totally* eating out of your hand.

Fri Jul 20 21:17:32 +0000 2012

EWR. One car service away from home. Please hurry up, Mr. Car Service!

Sat Jul 21 17:09:07 +0000 2012

Replying to @amyeetx

I hope it all goes smoothly! Fun getting to talk with you this week. #dh2012

Sat Jul 21 17:37:03 +0000 2012

Home! Kitties! Unpacking! Yay! \(Very bad smell in the bedroom\. Booo\.\)

Sat Jul 21 19:50:57 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

Oh, most definitely. It is the perfect day for it, isn’t it?

Sat Jul 21 19:55:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @LibSkrat

No, they were closed out of there. The smell is like rotting garbage, and I cannot find the source. :(

Sat Jul 21 20:01:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @wynkenhimself

I intend to! No travel for… um, two week. :-/

Sat Jul 21 20:36:38 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

Nope; they weren’t in there. Smells like rotting garbage. Terrace flooded in last big storm; I fear a leak & rotting in the wall.

Sat Jul 21 20:41:28 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal


Sat Jul 21 21:11:53 +0000 2012

Nine. Hours. Sleep! That was awesome.

Sun Jul 22 10:08:50 +0000 2012

Making coffee in one’s own properly equipped kitchen may be the best thing ever.

Sun Jul 22 10:40:55 +0000 2012

Okay, making coffee in one’s own properly equipped kitchen after NINE HOURS of sleep may be the best thing ever.

Sun Jul 22 10:41:30 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody

Rock on. It’s one of the things I love about flying in this direction. Barely managed to keep myself awake until 9 last night.

Sun Jul 22 10:43:33 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody

Oh yeah.

Sun Jul 22 10:51:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @mmwwah and @wynkenhimself

So am I - and that’s saying something!

Sun Jul 22 15:22:38 +0000 2012

Very excited to be back in the office today, but think it’s going to take me a day or so to remember what I was up to before I left.

Mon Jul 23 13:11:37 +0000 2012

Replying to @BryanAlexander

The money & scholarships are less significant, I think, than is vacating all football victories 1998-2011.

Mon Jul 23 13:36:18 +0000 2012

Replying to @BryanAlexander

$60MM is something, yes - but in the land of big donors, even huge fines are just money. Vacating victories is permanent.

Mon Jul 23 14:14:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @briancroxall and @BryanAlexander

I suspect so, which turns every season since 1998 into an 0-and-X season. And JoePa’s record as well.

Mon Jul 23 14:17:54 +0000 2012

Replying to @BryanAlexander and @briancroxall

It’s a permanent reminder of the shame, which one hopes might make other programs more vigilant. +

Mon Jul 23 14:24:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @BryanAlexander and @briancroxall

It may also have a substantive effect on things like televised games and other kinds of support.

Mon Jul 23 14:25:28 +0000 2012

The only place I think @samplereality goes wrong in his cupcake theory is insufficient attention to the power of cute. http://www.samplereality.com/2012/07/24/on-the-predominance-of-cupcakes-as-a-cultural-form/

Tue Jul 24 16:51:12 +0000 2012

@tcarmody Those release notes really were all "outta here, suckas!"

Wed Jul 25 02:17:17 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody


Wed Jul 25 02:18:43 +0000 2012

RT @jryoung: Released today: @chronicle's first e-book: Rebooting the Academy: http://amzn.to/OmHHNX Profiles of innovators in #edtech an ...

Wed Jul 25 14:40:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym


Wed Jul 25 15:45:41 +0000 2012

Replying to @nancybaym

Somebody once recommended to me the "and that's all I have to say about that! pfthbbbt!" conclusion.

Wed Jul 25 16:59:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody

I would agree with that. The dangling carrot of perfection to come has been heartbreakingly withdrawn.

Wed Jul 25 20:06:42 +0000 2012

Replying to @tcarmody

Did you really go back to Mail? I hate the treatment of labels as folders - the primary thing Sparrow got right.

Wed Jul 25 20:07:47 +0000 2012

There are days I love being a grownup. #thisisoneofthem

Wed Jul 25 20:46:42 +0000 2012

Replying to @alicedaer and @john_carter


Wed Jul 25 21:17:29 +0000 2012

Replying to @alicedaer and @john_carter

I've known the color forever but had no idea it was named for a person.

Wed Jul 25 21:21:59 +0000 2012

Passing through the EWR train station. Trying not to hyperventilate. I do not have to get on a plane. I do not have to get on a plane...

Thu Jul 26 00:20:39 +0000 2012

Replying to @rgfeal

I've had better and worse experiences at EWR. The hyperventilation in this case was all about Yet Another Plane.

Thu Jul 26 01:14:32 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmcclurken, @chronicle, @jimgroom and @dancohen

And me!

Thu Jul 26 11:30:08 +0000 2012

Replying to @jmcclurken

Hmph. Snubbed by the academy again. :)

Thu Jul 26 11:32:22 +0000 2012

Amazing Institutes for Advanced Topics announced by @NEH_ODH today. Congrats @tanyaclement & @trevormunoz & all! http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/announcing-5-new-institutes-advanced-topics-in-the-digital-humanities-july

Thu Jul 26 23:20:28 +0000 2012

\(I’ve been off the twitters all day; not even going to attempt to catch up, but trying to hit the highlights\.\)

Thu Jul 26 23:21:00 +0000 2012

Uh, holy crap.

Thu Jul 26 23:33:58 +0000 2012

Replying to @captain_primate

Just so long as I’m not in the “giant funnel cloud emerges from clouds” scene from every weather movie ever.

Thu Jul 26 23:36:44 +0000 2012

Replying to @brettbobley and @JenServenti

It seems to be headed pretty much due east.

Thu Jul 26 23:47:34 +0000 2012

Replying to @foundhistory

I was really excited to hear about it, Joseph! ;-) \(Seriously, congrats\.\)

Fri Jul 27 00:45:59 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf

It was an impressive storm, but only lasted a few minutes. Where are you that my name came up?

Fri Jul 27 11:07:55 +0000 2012

Replying to @ernestopriego

Hey, thanks!

Fri Jul 27 13:24:53 +0000 2012

Replying to @BendProf and @jbj

Aha! Hi to both of you. I’ll look forward to catching up at various meetings soon.

Fri Jul 27 13:25:22 +0000 2012

Replying to @meganeabbott

Fabulous column; congrats! \(Not to mention congrats on the amazing reviews the book is getting\. Looking forward to next week\!\)

Fri Jul 27 13:26:23 +0000 2012

Replying to @savasavasava

That’s true. But also when the weather involves dangerous wind, I can’t help but think of All That Glass.

Fri Jul 27 14:02:06 +0000 2012

Replying to @meganeabbott

Absolutely! I imagine your travels are still just getting started…?

Fri Jul 27 14:03:14 +0000 2012

I am sooooo happy that I didn’t set my old email account to delete the messages being forwarded to my new account before the two got merged.

Fri Jul 27 20:51:14 +0000 2012

24 hours later, I have eliminated all of the duplicates from my transferred mail. Now to process the non-duplicated stuff.

Sat Jul 28 20:29:20 +0000 2012

A mere 2885 messages to go. *sigh*

Sat Jul 28 20:35:35 +0000 2012

Think I may have finally determined that my desktop’s slowness can be cured with more RAM. Not sure why it took this long to figure out.

Sun Jul 29 14:20:16 +0000 2012

Replying to @GeorgeOnline

Dude, if I could order an 8GB upgrade kit for my head, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

Sun Jul 29 14:23:08 +0000 2012

I am now crossing my fingers and hoping that a mere $56 investment today will help me put off purchasing a new machine for another year.

Sun Jul 29 14:24:25 +0000 2012

I have inherited a standing desk. Would love any advice from those of you who have adopted them.

Mon Jul 30 12:48:00 +0000 2012

Replying to @katinalynn

How would one possibly work without it? :)

Mon Jul 30 12:51:46 +0000 2012

Replying to @erochest

I’m thinking that sitting may be a good way to break away from the screen from time to time.

Mon Jul 30 12:52:34 +0000 2012

Thanks for the standing desk advice, all. Everyone seems to agree on fatigue mats and gradually increase in standing time. Will report back!

Mon Jul 30 14:19:19 +0000 2012

Replying to @AnummaBrooke

Ooh, nice. I’ll keep that in mind!

Mon Jul 30 14:25:19 +0000 2012