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the meaning of de-tenure is typo

The University of Tennessee System has retracted the term “de-tenure” from the press release describing President DiPietro’s plan for cost cutting and revenue enhancement. The amended press release now begins with the following: NOTE: A correction has been made to this press

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On the meaning of de-tenure

Update: UT changes the press release I quote below to remove the word de-tenure. President Joe DiPietro and the UT Board of Trustees voted yesterday to make the tenure process, tenured compensation, and de-tenuring a key element of its plan to cut

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What contribute…

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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