Web 2.0! We don’t need no stinking Web 2.0!

Partly as a result of the conversation ZaYna (yes, I am her friend and I have a chronic spelling problem) and I have been having off-and-on this semester, and partly as a coalescing of my own ramblings, I offer my own definition of Web 2.0 for our consideration. Web 2.0 is: Less a technological construct […]

The Idealistic Future of the Past

References: Roy Rosenzweig, “Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past“ Roger Bruce, “Capturing Expertise for the Evaluation of Photographs“ Mark Lawrence Kornbluh , “From Digital Repositories to Information Habitats: H-Net, the Quilt Index, Cyber Infrastructure, and Digital Humanities“ Cathy N. Norton, “The Encyclopedia of Life, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Biodiversity Informatics […]

Digitizing the Past

Given the following: Necessity is the mother of invention. There is a need to “move” artifacts from the physical domain to the digital domain to increase access and transportability while protecting the original To “do it right” could easily exceed $100,000 for a simple text digitization project A digital image of the original is just […]

Defined by data, but is it accurate?

In Lev Manovich’s The Language of New Media( MIT Press, 2001), the author posits a couple of observations about new media. Beyond his “aim to describe and understand the logic driving the development of the language of new media” (p.7), he raises several key/troubling issues. Among them are: What are some of the implications of […]

Back in the Blogosphere

After a long-enjoyed hiatus… the DeadGuyQuotes blogger is back in business commenting on all things American History… ok not all things, just some comments ideally on Executive, Political, Military, and Technological history with particular interest in the Cold War.  Some previous research on the Cold War, specifically the Cuban Missile Crisis, can be perused at […]