Friday, January 8, 2010

Questions for 2010

John Brockman's Edge question for 2010 asks over a hundred intellectuals, "Is the Internet changing the way you think?"... more

Inside Higher Ed has a report on yesterday’s AHA panel “Is Google Good for History?” Dan Cohen, whose full remarks are available at his blog, said: 
While it seems that an obsessive book about Google comes out every other week, where are the volumes of criticism of ProQuest or Elsevier or other large information companies that serve the academic market in troubling ways? These companies, which also provide search services and digital scans, charge universities exorbitant amounts for the privilege of access. They leech money out of library budgets every year that could be going to other, more productive uses.
Finally, what should one put on the Tombstone Generator?