Planned Obsolescence

My most recent book project, Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, focuses on the social, intellectual, and institutional changes that will be required of scholars, presses, and universities in order for digital publishing to become a viable reality. The book will be published in 2010 by NYU Press, and is currently undergoing an experimental open review on MediaCommons. This mode of open review is one of the changes for which the book advocates, arguing that scholars must learn to make use of — and review committees must learn to evaluate — the productive systems of intellectual exchange that networked communication makes available.

A copy of the manuscript is also available in Word format, and my contract with NYU is likewise attached here.