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What contributes to this misconception (that the Internet is chaotic rather than highly controlled), I suggest, is that protocol is based on a contradiction between two opposing machines: One machine radically distributes control into autonomous locales, the other machine focuses

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getting started with github and prose.io

This is a cross-posted piece from the blog for my Digital History seminar. While I wrote it specifically for my students in that class, I figure it might have slightly larger appeal to other professors out there considering using GitHub

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breaking bad and the cancer of neoliberalism

People certainly have written too much about Breaking Bad. And, no I don’t ever write about these kinds of things on this blog. But Breaking Bad holds a dear place in my Albuquerque-missing heart. Our house in Albuquerque was scouted

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forget the MOOA, how about admin by algorithm

Benjamin Ginsberg has made the completely reasonable suggestion that we forget the MOOC, and instead turn to Massively Open Online Administrations (MOOA). After all, administrative positions (and costs) have far outpaced growth in full time faculty positions, and all those

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edit DEVONthink records in terminal vim

I’m in the midst of planning my Fall seminar, which happens to be a course titled “Digital History in Theory and Practice.” Given the large number of online resources I’m using in the process, I’ve been drawn back to DEVONthink,

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coursera contract with the university of tennessee system

Following last week’s announcements of new contracts between Coursera and a whole host of public institutions (coverage at IHE, CHE, NYTimes), I requested a copy of the contract signed between the UT System and the online MOOC provider. Tennessee has

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choose your own conquest!

I taught a miniterm class over the last three weeks on the Spanish Conquest of the Americas. We met for roughly 2:30-3:00 per day, which posed its own set of challenges. Reading expectations were lowered with this schedule. And, I

Posted in Digital History, Latin American History, Teaching
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