Archives for August, 2012

The Naked and the TED The TED Takedown Everyone’s Talking About Jonah Lehrer, TED, and the narrative dark arts The New Republic gets Download-The-Universe-ish! I Point To TED Talks and I Point to Kim Kardashian. That Is All. The Trouble with TED The End of the Twilight of Doom What’s right and what’s wrong about…

You all knew I was going to find something on the lighter side of all the Mars Rover/Higgs Boson hype and glory, didn’t you? But I guess you didn’t think I would be able to find one that combined both of them! w00t! Mars Rover Should Not Get So Much Attention, Say Higgs-Boson Scientists GENEVA…

This is the third and hopefully final summary post on the controversy at the University of Virginia surrounding the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan. The previous two are here and here. Trouble With Transparency A Much Higher Education: UVA has its president back. But the fight to save our universities has only just begun.…

I feel a little weird reviewing this book. It’s a TED book, you see. What’s a TED book, you ask. I’ll let TED tell you: Shorter than a novel, but longer than an magazine article — a TED Book is a great way to feed your craving for ideas anytime. TED Books are short original…

This one is a little less on the strictly amusing side and a little more on the useful and thoughtful side for a Friday Fun post, but sometimes it’s worth mixing things up a bit. I’ve mostly not read these books myself but I am in the middle of the Christensen/Eyring book right now. And…

This is some vacation catch-up… Is Algebra Necessary? Mathematical Illiteracy in the NYT There Are Many Ways to Improve High School Education: Dumbing It Down Is NOT One of Them Does mathematics have a place in higher education? Abandoning Algebra Is Not the Answer It’s Not the Algebra, It’s the Arithmetic The challenge for scholarly…

Horses, motorcars and mergers on the LIS horizon Mergers, boundaries, and image St. Kate’s MLIS program is going under the business school Maker Faire KC 2012 and what it means for libraries At Libraries, Quiet Makes a Comeback Blogs as Serialized Scholarship Why Millennials Don’t Want To Buy Stuff Concrete options for a society journal…

I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With What Filesharing Studies Really Say – Conclusions and Links IS STEALING MUSIC REALLY THE PROBLEM? Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered. What Happened to Silicon Values? A call for disruptive innovation in science publishing what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger Two big mistakes…

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