Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-01

  • Still too expensive and not flexible enough > Cambridge University Press to try renting academic articles #
  • BBC News – Coding – the new Latin #
  • How common: "Social problems [in ASF] became political problems because ethos had to be enforced by the institution" #
  • "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." — Clay Shirky #
  • "the biggest problem in science today is that we're doing too many comparisons and only reporting the significant ones" #
  • "[A]nswer to too much [talking at] students is not to institutionalise it in the form of video lectures but reduce it." #
  • Coworker's son sums up edu philosophy: "Intelligence is knowing tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it into a fruit salad". #edchat #
  • A significant part of what we learn in school is about how to go to school and meet its goals. #edchat #
  • Adventures in Depression #
  • The Gene That's "For" Nothing: "there's a long and winding road from gene to phenotype" #
  • Most coherent slogan for the #occupy movement: "we won't pay for your crisis!" #
  • If you tried to propose the currentmedonomic model of academic publishing, people would think you are insane. #

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