bookmarks for April 8th, 2012 through April 9th, 2012

How We Will Read: Clay Shirky – Interview with Shirky on social reading, which point to the how people use what they read. A few side remarks on publishing:"Publishing is going away. Because the word “publishing” means a cadre of professionals who are taking on the incredible difficulty and complexity and expense of making something… Continue reading bookmarks for April 8th, 2012 through April 9th, 2012

pay no more than £2.99, or, let the faculty set the pricing of textbooks

Back  when I was a student in London and Bristol (c 1979) I found The Specials’s first album at Virgin records with a sticker on it that read Pay No More Than £2.99 £2.99 was a chunk of change back in the day, but not outlandish. Singles were 70p. A pint of bog-standard IPA was 35p.… Continue reading pay no more than £2.99, or, let the faculty set the pricing of textbooks

quick post on markdown in markdown: letting go of the formatting

markdown and workflow Now that NV and loads of other iPad and Mac apps support markdown, I’d be best learning to use it. The syntax is nothing new (except that link tag), but what is new is how to move from a markdown editor to, for instance, a weblog. Looks like writers format using markdown… Continue reading quick post on markdown in markdown: letting go of the formatting

bookmarks for June 11th, 2010

Developing a Personal Open Courseware Strategy – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Brief column on making that MIT move to open sourcing content. Plan. Use your own server. Use your own CMS (wiki). Promote to admin. – (Opensource publishing2.0 academicblogging academic ) Critical Literacy Course – PLE/Critical Literacies open course from Plearn… Continue reading bookmarks for June 11th, 2010

bookmarks for May 24th, 2010 through June 1st, 2010

Hacking the Academy – A BOOK CROWDSOURCED IN ONE WEEK MAY 21-28, 2010 – (publishing publishing2.0 publicauthoring academic socialpractices book ) Dan Cohen» Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Values – Be visible, be findable: "But in their cost-benefit calculus they often forget to factor in the hidden costs of publishing in a closed way. The… Continue reading bookmarks for May 24th, 2010 through June 1st, 2010

bookmarks for May 13th, 2010

You’re Welcome, You Bastards – TechCrunch meets Fortune and sparcs fly off the paper. The whole snafu is caused by an intern, that's clear. But it does dramatize the clash of currencies. – (copyright publishing2.0 printing fyc ) Kindle DX trial at Darden concludes it’s academically woeful, personally enjoyable — Engadget – Knew it. –… Continue reading bookmarks for May 13th, 2010

bookmarks for March 9th, 2010 through March 12th, 2010

IPCC Rainforest eco-tastrophe claim confirmed as bunk • The Register – – (Rhetoric Fyc Scaremongering ) Shirky: Broadcast Institutions, Community Values – "The order of things in broadcast is "filter, then publish." The order in communities is "publish, then filter." If you go to a dinner party, you don't submit your potential comments to the… Continue reading bookmarks for March 9th, 2010 through March 12th, 2010