Extremely good point, Kari. One of the major resistances to moving the monograph online has been that no one wants to read a book on the computer — and, of course, the “online monograph” or the “electronic book” smack of exactly the sort of rear-view mirrorism that new media theorists from McLuhan on down warn us to avoid.

I think it will nonetheless remain true, though, that some scholarly ideas are bigger than an article will allow for. So how might we imagine a genre of electronic publication that will permit the dissemination and reading of those Big Ideas?