Pharyngula

Cyber Scholars?

Those sneaky alumni organizations — they’ve always got new angles on how to get to you. The alumni magazine for the University of Oregon has a writeup on me and a current member of the UO faculty, Mark Thoma. Apparently, we are Cyber Scholars, professors who use the blogosphere to teach the world. I think we need some new academic robes to go with that designation — preferably something in silver fabrics, and with a jetpack.

Comments

  1. #1 Blake Stacey
    November 27, 2007

    No, no, a jetpack would be space opera or a Jetsons future. A Cyber Scholar gets a trenchcoat, a simstim deck and a voiceover written in imitation of Raymond Chandler.

    Oh, we’re also going to have to redecorate Morris with generic kanji lettering, bulk up your neon light quotient and install a dirigible which circles town proclaiming over a loudspeaker, “A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies. . . .”

  2. #2 Blake Stacey
    November 27, 2007

    From the aforelinked article:

    Nature magazine declared it [Pharyngula] the best blog by a scientist,

    O RLY?

    The article I see just talks about popularity, as measured by Technorati rank.

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 27, 2007

    A red cape, mad scientist goggles, and a Zepp[e]lin!

    Alternatively, Stupid Nerd Glasses.

    (Warning: If you still need your ribcage, don’t follow this link.)

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?, OM
    November 27, 2007

    A red cape, mad scientist goggles, and a Zepp[e]lin!

    Alternatively, Stupid Nerd Glasses.

    (Warning: If you still need your ribcage, don’t follow this link.)

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