Kathleen did you own the domain where Planned Obsolescence1 was peer-reviewed? It may be one of the first major examples of book-length online academic samizdat of which I’m aware. Perhaps you know of others which could be documented? I suspect we could help provide additional exemplars and links to other web technology, platforms, plugins, etc. to make this an easier and more commonplace practice.

James Shelley, I’ve noticed your draft efforts2,3 as well. I’m curious if you could take a moment to document them, i.e. what you’re using, how you’ve planned it, etc. to help others as well.

If you’ve already blogged about these in the past, then even links to those could be helpful to others using similar publishing practices in the future. Thoughts on brainstorming, best practices, pros/cons, could be highly useful as the landscape changes.

References

1.
Fitzpatrick K. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. NYU Press. https://amzn.to/2NAfIPF. Published November 1, 2011. Accessed July 23, 2018.
2.
Shelley J. System Thinker Notebook. James Shelley. http://jamesshelley.com/drafts/simple.html. Published July 11, 2018. Accessed July 23, 2018.
3.
Shelley J. On the Simple Life. James Shelley. http://jamesshelley.com/drafts/simple.html. Published July 22, 2018. Accessed July 23, 2018.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. @c PO went through its open review process on MediaCommons, a network that I co-founded elevenish years ago. A key precursor is Ken Wark’s Gamer Theory. That link is to version 2.0; 1.1 was the pre-publication version, opened for comment in 2006.

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