Double Myopia As we walk around our neighborhood, my youngest son (4 years old) invariably asks the same question. He points at an electrical line and asks: "Is that a... Read more

A Snowball's Chance in Hell In college, my roommates and I inherited a GE fridge that was 30 years old and built like a Sherman tank; it seemed like it weighed as much as one - so... Read more

Take Off, Eh? If there's one place you'd think it would be easy to buy beer, it would be the home of Bob and Doug McKenzie: Ontario, Canada's largest province. But... Read more



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How to develop an addiction to learning - the future of... "Make learning more affordable and effective (and perhaps addictive) - Learn until you understand, not fail." Most of us involved in education,... Read more

How LinkedIn's Latest Move May Matter to Colleges Whether or not college leaders realize it, last week's announcement by LinkedIn that it would spend $1.5 billion to buy Lynda.com, a provider of... Read more

LinkedIn eats the university In 2011, Marc Andreessen's Wall Street Journal article "Why Software is Eating the World" asserted that software would continue to disrupt new... Read more