After reading about the aparent lunacy of Rupert Murdoch a while back, I entertained the idea that newspapers may not have to die a lonely death. In fact, I imagined that, given the last 5 – 10 years of technological change, a time when academic journals would disappear. I tested out the idea that a world [...]
Archives for the Month of December, 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Just read a really simple but inspiring quote by American author Mark Twain: “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” This is something that we should be sure to keep in mind at all times.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Phil at the blog Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science discusses a really hot topic right now with the coolest of heads you’re likely to encounter. He says that characterizing people as climate change ‘believers’, ‘deniers’, or ‘skeptics’ doesn’t do justice to the wide range of thought on the topic. Rather, Phil suggests that: [...]
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Found this today while searching for management info on blue-fin tuna. There are some pretty spectacular shots in there. Gotta love National Geographic!
Monday, 7 December 2009
Maya Sen from the Social Science Statistics blog points out that some municipal governments in the USA are increasing transparency by releasing municipal data on topics such as crime, restaurant inspections, among others. Obviously, the movement of data out from behind the walls of our elected officials is something that I see to be very [...]