¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The conversation beginning to percolate here is Shakespeare-centric. Obviously, the focus of this special issue is that which is particular to Shakespeare studies and Shakespeareans, in/around/on/about new media. A group of us have dedicated an SAA workshop, “Shakespeare 2.0,” to the particular needs, desires, proclivities of Shakespeareans in online environments.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 2 But it is as useful for the field to ask ourselves how we behave just like everyone else on the web: puttering or sprinting or wandering along heterogeneous paths of habit, exploration, or avoidance that we share with others outside academia. Many of the essays posted here raise this issue, expressly or implicitly. Whitney Trettien broaches it explicitly in a comment thread on her critical review of digital resources for the field.