Category Archives for networks

Dear Hosting Provider

Weirdly, when our team said “let’s upgrade our server” got a message saying “we’re going to upgrade your server,” we didn’t expect you to redirect our DNS entry to a machine so new that it has no files on it. … Continue reading

24 April 2013 by KF
Categories: grousing, networks


Tim McCormick posted an extremely interesting followup to my last post. If you haven’t read it, you should. My comment on his post ran a bit out of control, and so I’m reproducing it here, in part so that I … Continue reading

26 January 2013 by KF
Categories: academia, networks, pondering


Dear major television scholar who appeared at the very top of my Facebook feed this morning, where I could not avoid you (and I think you know who you are): sticking the word “spoiler” immediately before a most appalling revelation … Continue reading

04 June 2012 by KF
Categories: grousing, networks, television

Peer-to-Peer Review and Its Aporias

Over the course of last week, a huge number of friends and colleagues of mine posted links and notes on Twitter and around the blogosphere about Mike O’Malley’s post on The Aporetic about crowdsourcing peer review. It probably goes without … Continue reading

25 October 2010 by KF
Categories: networks, publishing

Past and Future

For the next few days, my “Five Years Ago” block at right will be filled with post-Katrina posts. After all these years with the blog, it still feels very odd to have such a record of past trauma, the detail … Continue reading

31 August 2010 by KF
Categories: blogging, networks, twitter

The Late Age of Print, Audio Edition

From Ted Striphas comes news of an exciting project: the crowd-sourced production of a text-to-speech audiobook version of his fantastic book, The Late Age of Print. Ted has opened a wiki for the project, through which interested volunteers can help … Continue reading

06 April 2010 by KF
Categories: networks, publishing

Day of Digital Humanities

A quick note: I’m (at least in theory) participating in today’s Day of Digital Humanities festivities. “In theory,” alas, because the conference I’m attending is wi-fi-less. Nonetheless, I’ll post when I can; you can keep up with my DH-ness here, … Continue reading

18 March 2010 by KF
Categories: networks, research

The Future of Publishing?

A promo video produced by DK Books for a Penguin sales conference has gone something like viral in the last two days, getting a lot of attention in my circles. In case you haven’t seen it: I saw this video … Continue reading

17 March 2010 by KF
Categories: networks, publishing

My Secret Life

Oh, hi! I’m sure it appears that I’ve forgotten about this blog thing. Really, it’s less that I’ve forgotten than that my attention has gotten fragmented in a million different directions, both work-wise and internet-communication-wise. Much of the stuff that … Continue reading

13 February 2010 by KF
Categories: networks

Gee, Time Warner, Thanks for Asking

I’ve just gotten the following email message from my friends at Time Warner Cable: We’ve got a hard choice… Roll Over or Get Tough? No one likes paying more. You don’t. We don’t. Yet, every time our contracts with TV … Continue reading

04 December 2009 by KF
Categories: networks, television

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