I was wondering if it might be time to think of alternative ways of presenting history to the public? Academic history has only a few acceptable venues—the conference, the article, the book, the roundtable. The landscape of new media on the other hand has been vibrant: wikis and podcasts have become incredibly influential sources of historical knowledge; the askhistorians forum on reddit sustains a vibrant back-and-forth between historical experts and laymen; amateur historians publish blog posts on everything from 18th Century haircare to the social networks of the American Revolution. Can academic historians jam the subtleties of long term history into the micro-second attention spans of our computer screens? Should we? Is it more important for academic history to be written for other historians--with all its complexity, subtlety, and difficulty? Or is there a space for pitching these new historical narratives to the wider public?