Around the Web: College Reinvented, Shirky on MOOCs, Newspapers & citizenship and more apocalypse

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Or, more precisely, a university designed by libertarians. Over the last number of months, I've featured a fair bit of apocalyptic MOOC Disruptionism in my regular Around the Web posts. Recently, the libertarian think tank, The Cato Institute (Wikipedia) via their Cato Unbound site, has put online…
Drew Yates at ThinkGene has a delightfully cynical take on the personal genomics industry: I know 23andMe's game, it's the "break the mean with variance" game, and it's the same Silicon Valley game that's been played by internet media companies for the last decade. How to play: a network of…
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Regular readers will know that I'm not an intertubez triumphalist. But I read that the Harvard Book Store has bought itself a fancy gizmo to print any book in about four minutes: Battered booksellers, especially independent ones, have so far withstood the punishing shock-and-awe offensive of…