One of my far flung correspondents – someone I am actually trying to convince to guest blog here – has a question and a comment. Does anyone have answers, responses, or repartee for these?
Do you know why procrastination is so prevalent in academia, as compared with other professions?
The university has become a gray area: what is knowledge worth? how should that knowledge be transmitted? to what end? I read an interesting article relating to the “democratization of data” to familiarize myself with some marketing vocabulary I need. It was about making statistics accessible for manipulation by different fields. I couldn’t help thinking of interdisciplinary and cultural studies. These marketing web pages are interesting in the university context – eerie almost.