# 2016 10 01 tweets

The start of some new work, at last -- Generous Thinking: The University and the Public Good. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/generous-thinking-the-university-and-the-public-good/

That is excellent to hear!

Ooh, yes — thanks so much!

Yes, exactly. Thanks so much!

RT @wynkenhimself: This call for generosity as a scholarly practice resonates fiercely. https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/782616946923626499

Oh, I so wish you could, @fraistat! $$And thanks\!$$ https://twitter.com/fraistat/status/782635497873080320

*Absolutely.*

Ooh, I need to look into that. Many thanks!

Thank you!

Thanks, Bethany. Looking forward to seeing where this conversation leads.

That is so, so good to hear — and it’s reassuring to me as well. Thank you!

That’s great. I am looking forward to reading it!

Aw, shucks. Thanks, Dan!

Oh, that’s lovely!

RT @RoxanneShirazi: Reminds me of Eco’s academic humility $$1977$$: “the knowledge that anyone can teach us something” https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/782616946923626499

RT @eleni_castro: A positive look on the potential future for studies in the humanities by listening and working with the communities we us…

Yesterday, I opened what I hope will be an ongoing conversation about Generous Thinking: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/generous-thinking-the-university-and-the-public-good/

I am moved by the response so far. I look forward to talking more about the project. The first real excerpt will go up in a couple of days.

It’s simple and effective. Support @NEHgov by writing your representatives today! https://twitter.com/katinalynn/status/782969907877142528

You are indeed a 🌟! https://twitter.com/RahawaHaile/status/782974012968148992

You are so, so kind. I wish I could heart this more!

Thanks, Alex!

Thank you, Leslie! I’m looking forward to developing this conversation.

Maybe! Where is your piece coming out? I’ll keep an eye out for it.

Fantastic. Thanks for letting me know!

This is a question I would have liked to have heard! https://twitter.com/trevormunoz/status/783358521177964544

This morning, the first bit of Generous Thinking. Comments very much desired. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/generous-thinking-introduction/

Thanks, Alex! Trust me when I say I do too.

I so, so look forward to having more to share! https://twitter.com/elotroalex/status/783678440230772736

RT @MLAnews: If you support the humanities, let your officials know with this one-click form! https://twitter.com/HumanitiesAll/status/783333237858897920

We very much look forward to launching this federated network! See http://hcommons.org for more. https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/783751465441648640

This is exactly right. I’m enormously grateful for the response, and looking forward to pondering further. https://twitter.com/GaviaLib/status/783759131677040640

RT @MLAnews: What theses would you add to the 64 Charles Bernstein offers in a new Profession essay? https://profession.commons.mla.org/2016/10/04/95-theses/

When the invisible disability suddenly becomes visible. Thank you so much for this, @sramsay. https://twitter.com/sramsay/status/783812495462977536

Thank you so much, Shannon! I really appreciate that.

Ooh, that’s great! I’ll hope to have further updates soon.

RT @waxpancake: every day until november 8

Thanks, A. Let’s do!

RT @notanna1: "It is a call not just for more open critical practices but for more open scholarly selves." #highered https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/782616946923626499

I am terrified.

I cannot imagine.

He is fully prepared to burn everything down tonight.

Exactly.

I believe both of those things. I also believe that he is capable of anything.

No, you’re right: he’ll definitely go down with this. But I’m afraid he’s just out to inflict maximum damage on the way.

Again, I believe she is ready. And I believe he is going nuclear.

The silence of the NBC stream is both blissful and portentous.

Great first question: remember that kids are — and should be — watching.

Bigly.

So very sorry that I’m not! https://twitter.com/terrainsvagues/status/785472489249988608

*blush*

If you are looking for a way to give, please consider Scholars for Haiti Relief. http://avidly.lareviewofbooks.org/2016/10/10/scholars-for-haiti-relief/

Congratulations! That’s a great milestone.

.@melstanfill Thanks for this! I do think that those who have already been heard have a greater responsibility to listen, but I hope +

.@melstanfill that a more generous model of professionalism might shift status away from playing the critical game and toward sthg richer.

.@melstanfill It’s in all of our interests. We’ve had enough live-by-the-sword & its inevitable outcome.

I have a recurrent dream in which I discover new rooms in my house, so this is kinda freaking me out.

I. Am. Skeeved.

Congratulations — fabulous news! @US_IMLS

15 years before I told the people I most needed to know. Publicly, still never, after 41 years. https://twitter.com/goldietaylor/status/786364887819661312

Backatcha. ❤️

This has been a sleepless night. I’ve been awake for hours now, trying to figure out what to say.

Last night, in response to claims that the women weren’t credible because they didn’t come forward back when, @goldietaylor put out a call. https://twitter.com/goldietaylor/status/786364887819661312

Hundreds of women — and men — responded with their own stories. Most were silent for years. Many had never said anything until now.

It is a heartbreaking stream, and one that is all too familiar.

Why don’t those who have been abused come forward? Sometimes it’s shame.

Sometimes it’s the fear of reprisal.

Sometimes it’s the certainty that they won’t be believed.

Sometimes it’s all three.

It takes extraordinary courage to go public with private shame, especially when the perpetrator is powerful.

I honor the courage of these women who are stepping forward now with a story they hoped they’d never have to tell.

I honor their courage in the face of the onslaught that is now certain to come.

I stand with them, and with everyone else who has faced such pain, publicly or privately.

Support is available if you need it. And if you can provide support, please do. http://rainn.org is a good place to begin.

Not unless you get something out of it.

Exactly. If there were something in it for you $$inclusion in publication, opportunity for your own research$$, then ok. Otherwise

you deserve to be paid.

The notion that scholars can do free consulting for commercial entities bothers me, obviously.

Replying to @elotroalex, @seth_denbo and @mandellc

Great seeing you too!

Sending you <3

I am going to miss you tremendously. But see you in Milwaukee?

RATS. Makes perfect sense, of course, but rats. I will hope for another crossing of paths soon!

Wait, does that mean you’ll be at DLF?

Oh hey! That’s great. Let’s make a plan.

$$Great minds\!$$

You are a hero.

This is not the point of your tweet, but when did you receive your absentee ballot? Haven’t gotten mine & am anxious about it.

Phew. Okay, great. I hate feedback-less systems. It would be good to have some acknowledgment that the request was received!

So serious!

It’s very worrisome: how can you trust a paradigm in which light can be both particle and wave?

Though no doubt annoying in the moment, that is a day well spent.

Friends, I have an all-day meeting to chair tomorrow, and it’s going to start early and run late.

So I wish those of you who are watching the debate strength, but for the sake of tomorrow I am going into deep avoidance mode tonight.

A Russian seminar on the philosophy of education has been reading Generous Thinking. I’d love to see your responses. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/generous-thinking-introduction/

Hey, thank you! I am currently working on the chapter about reading, and you are a key interlocutor there.

That’s great to hear. I’ll look forward to seeing where that history takes you.

Yep on both counts. We’re working on adding that item type — thanks for pushing us to do so!

FINALLY.

Thanks for mentioning us, @perrycollins! https://twitter.com/perrycollins/status/789566425463656448

This needs one of these: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OSbqPzRLPY0

Nope. *turns out the light*

Very much looking forward to participating in this discussion of New Options for Sharing Scholarship. @NYULibraries https://wp.nyu.edu/dss/2016/10/17/open-in-action-a-panel-discussion-for-open-acces-week/

And remember: others can be negotiated with. You do not have to sign a standard agreement that doesn’t serve your interests. #oaweek2016 https://twitter.com/MLACommons/status/790943290552160256

That is the best.

I’m not saying that I heard laughter in the office today. https://twitter.com/terrainsvagues/status/791020498914308096

Holy cow. $$So to speak\.$$ #lifegoals

RT @familyunequal: Practicing my lines for today's panel at @NYULibraries w/ @kfitz @libmark @nicholasmwolf @moncia https://t.co/f6gvQmVUvF

One thing I can say with near certainty: by some point on Saturday, this week will be over.

ho yeah

I’m on my way there. Hope you are, too! https://twitter.com/nyu_ds/status/788168784762855424

NICE!

I am so looking forward to this. @ayjay and I have a lot to talk about. https://twitter.com/ayjay/status/791642400556929024

Wishing you all the best in this next adventure, and hoping to see you again soon.

Thanks for sending this! I’ll look forward to digging into it.

“The people who can stand this kind of honest and open start to look a lot alike.” On the dangers of strong values: https://mfbt.ca/are-strong-values-destroying-your-company-b5dabf7f2f72#.c65dvp344

RLT: h/t @LibSkrat. Lots to chew on.

RT @MLACommons: It's the last day of #OAWeek2016. @MLAnews members, won't you upload one thing $$article, syllabus, chapter, etc$$ to https:/…