* Professors, we need you! (Maybe.)
* This is probably fake but definitely hilarious and true to my own teaching experience.
* “Do We Really Need Negative Book Reviews?” I tend to answer “Yes, with qualifications,” and indeed I write many fewer negative reviews than I once did. Then again I write many fewer reviews in general than I once did.
* “Is Paying Adjuncts Crap Killing Technological Innovation?” Hat tip and further commentary: Dean Dad.
* Technological Progress Isn’t GDP Growth and, relatedly, Tyler Cowen: “Robert Gordon’s sequel paper on the great stagnation.”
* Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor, which I use as my primary search engine:
How could DuckDuckGo, a tiny, Philadelphia-based startup, go up against Google? One way, he wagered, was by respecting user privacy. Six years later, we’re living in the post-Snowden era, and the idea doesn’t seem so crazy.
* “Why Is Academic Writing So Academic?“, which is to say, bad?