“…there are still many tricks that electronic technology is quite incapable of performing; still many structural, practical, and interpretative problems embedded in the new systems; still many radical and continuing limitations on the supposed electronic management of knowledge.” (Donaldson 2)
This is a draft article-in-progress exploring CommentPress as one potential mode of reimagining electronic publishing as a fundamentally social process. Comments are open and appreciated, but moderated for first-time posters.
— Kathleen Fitzpatrick
UPDATE, 10.15.07: A revised version of this article has now been simultaneously published at MediaCommons and the Journal of Electronic Publishing. Thanks are due to Ben Vershbow, Bob Stein, Judith Turner, and Shana Kimball for making this simultaneous publication of the article possible.