Kairos: Past, Present and Future(s)

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(Doherty's Thread)

Lots of people have written nice (and some not-so-nice) things about Kairos. For instance, in their ground-breaking 1997 college textbook Writing the Information Superhighway, William Condon and Wayne Butler labeled Kairos "extraordinarily hip and helpful." Teague used Kairos' original design as the basis for his successful 1997 book, How to Program HTML Frames: Interface Design and JavaScript.

Several other books have cited Kairos articles, crossing the once-impossible digital academic divide in the other direction. More to the point though, the journal as a whole has been reviewed online many times, many ways. Though many of these reviews are no longer available, some are.

Frankly, the volatility of external links is one of the great challenges we never completely mastered in publishing an online-only journal, but here's a list of just a few external links that — active as of this writing, as 2001 turns into 2002 — you might find applicable to the story told here.

  • Collaborative Commentary:
    Hypertext pioneer Michael Joyce and his Vassar students take Kairos to task ... published unedited in the first issue of Kairos.

  • Kairos: The CompRhet NetRag ... Chambered Nautilus Breaks Open:
    "Scholarly and flexible, [Kairos] fulfills all of its early promise and will improve."

  • Kudos and Curses for an Online Journal:
    "The success of Kairos as a public forum speaks to the great need for experiment, reflection, interaction, and introspection ..."

  • Hypertext Literature Online:
    "[Kairos is a]rguably the most valuable academic resource concerning hypertext theory available on the Web."

  • Pre/Text: ElectraLite:
    Dubs Kairos "Cryforus — a journal for teachers of writing, lost in webbed invIronments!"

  • Education World:
    "While some of the information is strictly limited to educators, anyone familiar with hypertext could learn a thing or two from here."

  • Pif Magazine:
    " ... serious scholarly business is conducted here, and, accordingly, more casual, non-academic readers may find Kairos a dry read."

  • Journal Review (Northern Arizona U.):
    "I hope you will stop by Kairos and seek out the material that benefits you in your rite of passage through Graduate School."
There are other examples, both positive and negative ... and, we hope, many more as yet unwritten.

And now — Salvo responds ...

Kairos Will Have Been ...
(Salvo's Story)

Kairos logo circa 2002 ... and beyond?