2018-12-14: The jokers in my library’s fabrication lab made me a...

2018-12-10: David Rosenthal’s summary of where Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (and...

2018-12-10: “Bitcoin’s Academic Pedigree: The concept of cryptocurrencies is built from...

2018-12-10: Alan Jacobs has launched a newsletter, to which I insta-subscribed....

2018-12-10: Hidden in Cliff Lynch’s opening keynote at #cni18f was the...

2018-12-07: You look nice this evening, Boston

2018-12-06: “By centralizing your writing, photos, and other web pages at...

2018-12-06: Finals are here, so bubble wrap has returned to our...

2018-12-06: You can read my piece and nine other perspectives on...

2018-12-06: “The Past, Evenly Distributed: Europeana at 10” — It was...

2018-12-05: Idea: pumpkin spice latke

2018-12-05: “Why an Age of Machine Learning Needs the Humanities,” by...

2018-12-05: Meet the Axolotl, or Mexican walking fish. If hurt, it...

2018-12-04: Thirty years ago I took a course with Elaine Pagels,...

2018-12-04: On the latest episode of the What’s New podcast, I...

2018-12-03: A conference on imaginary maps from Thomas More’s Utopia to...

2018-12-03: We’ve got another opening at the Northeastern University Library: Digital...

2018-12-03: “At best the Internet Archive has collected 0.39% of the...

2018-12-01: My niece Noa Chazan has launched a very cool and...

2018-11-23: My in-laws have had a productive year writing books

2018-11-21: We are having turkey tomorrow, but we are also having...

2018-11-21: Next step in going indie with my social media: Goodbye,...

2018-11-21: We have two openings @ClubSnell @Northeastern right now, with more...

2018-11-20: Speaking of books, for some reason I felt that I...

2018-11-20: Looking forward to reading Jason Farman’s new book Delayed Response:...

2018-11-20: Congrats to Hillary Chute, a colleague here @Northeastern, for having...

2018-11-20: On the latest episode of @podcastwhatsnew: “Bridging the Academic-Public Divide...

2018-11-20: As part of my ongoing separation from centralized social media,...

2018-11-20: This year I’m buying all of my holiday gifts from...

2018-11-18: I accept the challenge

2018-11-06: Hey all, we’re looking for a WordPress/Web Developer to join...

2018-11-06: BONUS: If you listen after the credits, Gov. Dukakis recounts...

2018-11-06: On today’s special Election Day episode of the What’s New...

2018-11-06: My favorite vote button in @amhistorymuseum’s extensive collection (found via...

2018-11-05: My candid conversation with three-term governor and 1988 Democratic presidential...

2018-11-04: I know I am being sonically manipulated, but yes, I...

2018-11-04: New on my blog: “Bridging the Academic-Public Divide Through Podcasts”—my...

2018-11-01: There’s been a lot of concern about “deep fakes,” using...

2018-10-31: Speaking of podcasts, a reminder that I’ll have three-term governor...

2018-10-31: I believe the Sound Education conference at Harvard, for educational...

2018-10-30: As part of our Neighborhood Matters series @ClubSnell, we’re screening...

2018-10-29: Harvard’s Library Innovation Lab has finished digitizing 360 years of...

2018-10-28: Borges jokes are my coping mechanism

2018-10-28: They have every car imaginable

2018-10-25: I think the most relevant work in Bruno Latour’s field...

2018-10-25: Interested to see the launch of the Library of Congress’s...

2018-10-23: Great to meet @RepJoeKennedy today for the launch of a...

2018-10-23: Good article in today’s @nytimes about communities battling fracking in...

2018-10-23: Like science fiction, but real: nanosensors roam your bloodstream, identify...

2018-10-19: Recording a podcast today that’s probably the most science fiction-y—but...

2018-10-17: Good time to revisit @tcarmody’s excellent @kottke post, “Facebook Is...

2018-10-16: Summary of the current state of copyright law and the...

2018-10-16: Love this Newton’s 3rd Law of Feedback by @elliedickson: “For...

2018-10-16: New on my blog: “What We Learned from Studying the...

2018-10-16: I’m a co-author on that large study of the news...

2018-10-16: “Students are feeling at sea about how to navigate the...

2018-10-15: 50 ways to start thinking about library and archive collections...

2018-10-14: On my way to #DLFforum. Hoping to catch some of...

2018-10-12: Here’s a side-by-side comparison of a map of all of...

2018-10-11: Between Page And Screen is an augmented-reality book of poems....

2018-10-10: How to use the iOS Measure app correctly (courtesy of...

2018-10-10: “Stable Random Projection: Lightweight, General-Purpose Dimensionality Reduction for Digitized Libraries”...

2018-10-09: Here’s Chris Glass’s recreation of the 1848 daguerreotype of Cincinnati,...

2018-10-09: “In 1848 Charles Fontayne & William S. Porter photographed Cincinnati...

2018-10-09: On the latest What’s New podcast, I talk to an...

2018-10-07: Boston skyline

2018-10-04: This is a good piece by @lorcanD about “collective collections”—how...

2018-10-02: (The last two links are from ARL/CNI.)

2018-10-02: Looking forward to reading this new Code of Best Practices...

2018-10-02: A complete rundown of the (mostly anti-public-domain) copyright implications of...

2018-10-01: Dark Mode would be cooler if Apple had named it...

2018-09-29: My sister adopted a new hound. It may be half...

2018-09-27: Idyllic outdoor class @Northeastern today

2018-09-26: Back to School Night: Revenge of Comic Sans

2018-09-26: You look nice today, Mt. Rainier

2018-09-25: You look nice today, Seattle

2018-09-25: On the latest What’s New podcast: How artificial intelligence and...

2018-09-24: There’s always money in the banana stand

2018-09-21: This photo by Ramsay de Give in this article going...

2018-09-20: Reading this piece by Brian Lavoie reminded me how much...

2018-09-20: When they announced the search for a Prince archivist, I...

2018-09-20: Really great to see that the @hathitrust digital library now...

2018-09-18: So it’s a good time to subscribe to What’s New...

2018-09-18: New on my blog: “What’s New, Season Two” — we’ve...

2018-09-17: You can customize your memoji in any way you want,...

2018-09-14: Good catch, kid

2018-09-14: Excited to join the lineup of speakers at the Sound...

2018-09-14: I have a weird fascination with trying to walk to...

2018-09-13: Went to a faculty talk today on the rapid advances...

2018-09-12: For a company that’s “at the intersection of technology and...

2018-09-12: Second week of classes and virtually every seat in @ClubSnell...

2018-09-11: Seventeen years on, some may not know about the September...

2018-09-11: We’ve got some cool new music on the podcast and...

2018-09-11: On the 1st episode of the new season of the...

2018-09-07: Switched from CrashPlan (which is getting out of the personal...

2018-09-06: They’re all good dogs, but Lowla was our good dog....

2018-09-04: Cultural History Baseball Cards from @JSTOR Labs links player profiles...

2018-09-04: Like this: CincyFlags is a community-driven project that’s desiging a...

2018-09-04: I don’t post photos of my kids on social media,...

2018-09-04: Convocation, start of the new school year here @Northeastern

2018-09-04: European funding agencies announce Plan S, an uncompromising push toward...

2018-08-30: Particularly interested in this article: “Geo-Locating Census Micro-Data: Segregation, Clustering,...

2018-08-30: Good to see the launch of Current Research in Digital...

2018-08-30: Welcome Week begins today @Northeastern, and the campus is looking...

2018-08-29: Love that Microblog now has a dog channel.

2018-08-29: Think about it: An archaeologist or paleontologist providing daily updates...

2018-08-29: Academia could use more blogs like this one: plasma physicist...

2018-08-29: Like this new visualization by @ClubSnell’s data viz specialist, Steven...

2018-08-29: Thinking about a one-sentence pitch for Micro.blog After listening to @manton on @monday with @macgenie, I think...

2018-08-27: Redwood Library and Athenæum, the oldest lending library in the...

2018-08-27: In western Ireland I drove on a small road that...

2018-08-26: Pretty sure that’s the first blog post I’ve written in...

2018-08-26: New on my blog: “The Narrow Passage of Gortahig” —...

2018-08-25: Tonight’s dinner conversation with my kids: the pros and cons...

2018-08-24: Sure, there were a lot of prominent felony convictions this...

2018-08-23: “Students are abandoning humanities majors, turning to degrees they think...

2018-08-20: Ebook sales declined by 36.7% between 2013 and 2017. Or...

2018-08-20: Really excited after seeing some of the early prototype projects...

2018-08-18: Most people don’t understand who gets paid for a popular...

2018-08-17: Recorded an episode of the What’s New podcast with @dankennedy_nu...

2018-08-17: OK, my posts to social.dancohen.org now syndicate to Micro.blog (@dancohen),...

2018-08-17: Just a test to see if my posts to social.dancohen.org...

2018-08-16: More than you know, Safari

2018-08-16: Long before the spectacle of blockbuster movies, there were panoramas,...

2018-08-16: I love finding floppy disks in the back of books....

2018-08-15: As I’ve noted recently, if you are reading this on...

2018-08-15: 3rd-party developers & early adopters created the entire grammar of...

2018-08-14: The @librarycongress has published its 2018-2019 recommended formats for preserving...

2018-08-14: I recently came across a series of 1960 photos like...

2018-08-14: I’m probably the only person who didn’t know that. Anyway,...

2018-08-14: Feeling disoriented after learning that both UB40’s “Red Red Wine”...

2018-08-13:

2018-08-13: “More than 2.6 billion people currently use email; on an...

2018-08-13: These and other new episodes of @podcastwhatsnew will be out...

2018-08-13: Starting to record the new season of the What’s New...

2018-08-09: It’s time to demote Twitter usernames as the canonical @-names...

2018-08-09: Interesting: Creative Commons awarded Arcadia grant to create the Commons...

2018-08-09: Love this idea from my colleague here @Northeastern, @dietoff: Create...

2018-08-08: I enjoyed reading David Sedaris’s Theft by Finding but I’d...

2018-08-08: How did I not know about chessboxing? There should be...

2018-08-08: I’m thrilled and deeply appreciative that @NEHgov has generously awarded...

2018-08-06: Reading “Library Values & Privacy in our National Digital Strategies:...

2018-08-06: Micro.blog friends: is there a convention yet for identifying a...

2018-08-05: Well now I know what our dog did while we...

2018-08-04: From the top of the last mountain we climbed in...

2018-08-03: My daughter wrote a poem about me: You are the...

2018-07-31: Muckross Abbey

2018-07-29: In the mountains of Killarney National Park, Ireland

2018-07-25: Biked today through landscape that can only be called mythical,...

2018-07-24: Hiked this mountain today in Connemara National Park. From the...

2018-07-23: You look nice today, Galway

2018-07-20: I missed the launch last month of the Newberry’s new...

2018-07-19: It’s really worth keeping an eye on webmentions. Most promising...

2018-07-19: Got a letter from my son at camp: “By the...

2018-07-19: Autocorrect has finally conceded that I almost always mean “oy”...

2018-07-17: I wrote a little ode to email, which has revealed...

2018-07-17: New on my blog: “In Praise of Email” — It’s...

2018-07-17: An occasional reminder for those reading this on Twitter that...

2018-07-17: “If, thirty years from now, someone decides to offer the...

2018-07-15: A nice pairing: John Chiara’s photographic negatives of New York...

2018-07-14: The Internet Archive’s Open Library just added full-text search inside...

2018-07-14: Is there a “reply all” function on Micro.blog? (If not,...

2018-07-13: The saddest thing: my dog constantly wandering the house looking...

2018-07-13: Library Journal covers our launch of the Boston Research Center...

2018-07-12: Google, March 6, 2017. Never forget. (via @benmschmidt)

2018-07-12: New on my blog: “Looking Back at Season 1 of...

2018-07-11: Been a little down on the New York Times crossword...

2018-07-11: Strange things are going on at Google Books, but since...

2018-07-11: The ability to use Markdown is just one of the...

2018-07-11: Everybody loves the Magna Carta, but did you know that...

2018-07-11: Memes are not that new. (Punch Magazine, 1849.)

2018-07-09:

2018-07-08: We had to say goodbye to our sweet companion of...

2018-07-07: I love soccer and I love Earth, Wind & Fire,...

2018-07-05: Current status: Straight outta

2018-07-04: Glass room cantilevered over the Thames

2018-07-03: Just watched that England-Columbia game in a barn in the...

2018-07-03: A church Lewis Carroll preached in

2018-07-02: A key point by @manton about the social media architecture...

2018-07-02: Oxford at night

2018-07-02: Yale University Press has already sold 50,000 copies of the...

2018-07-01: St. Catherine’s College, Oxford

2018-06-28: “A Guide to Micro.blog For People Who Have A Love/Hate...

2018-06-28: Here’s an outline of that Brown University talk, with a...

2018-06-28: Giving a talk on Monday in Oxford about collaborative intellectual...

2018-06-28: Bad result for England, but good result for me as...

2018-06-28: This is cool: Matthew Lincoln’s Mechanical Kubler uses the Rijksmuseum’s...

2018-06-27: Europeana has a new blog series and project on “Reading...

2018-06-27: “Memes as News Sources? Uncovering and understanding the information-seeking behaviors...

2018-06-27: ICYMI, yesterday I wrote about my new social media setup,...

2018-06-26: You look nice this evening, Fenway Park.

2018-06-26: New on my blog: “Going Indie on Social Media” —...

2018-06-23: Crystal Light is the cryptocurrency of camp.

2018-06-22: On to high school for my kids. Feelings probably better...

2018-06-21: Larry Bird, style icon

2018-06-21: Great to see this come to fruition: “DPLA launches Open...

2018-06-20: My thanks to my good friends @kfitz and @ayjay who...

2018-06-20: For those reading this on Twitter, you will still get...

2018-06-20: This is the first in a series of notes to...

2018-06-20: Received a very good note from my kids’ 8th-grade English...

2018-06-20: This is just a test to see if posting to...

2018-06-19: People think Make Way for Ducklings is a cute make-believe...

2018-06-18: Genesis 1:1

2018-06-18: I am sure that I have configured my DNS correctly...

2018-06-15: Saw this presentation live and recommend it for very interesting...