For a long time I was working on a dissertation looking at Open Source technologies. Today, I did not turn that dissertation in. That project has been shelved. Today I turned in the first draft of a dissertation on the Critical Political Economy of New Knowledge Technologies. I have a ton of research on Open Source things, but in the end, I looked at all that has been done in the last few years and decided descriptive sts work on open source technologies didn’t really interest me so much as much as cyberinfrastructures, e-social science, and virtual worlds. Which, I’ve been writing a good bit about in the last few years. So That’s what the dissertation is about and its in draft.