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,
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,
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
There are other examples, both positive and negative ... and, we hope,
many more as yet unwritten.
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."
"Cryforus a journal for teachers of writing,
lost in webbed invIronments!"
"While some of the information is strictly limited to educators,
anyone familiar with hypertext could learn a thing or two from here."
" ... 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."
Salvo responds ...
Kairos Will Have Been ...
Kairos logo circa 2002 ... and beyond?