Superfine teaching

This guy has the coolest name: Professor Superfine. And he’s at UNC! It’s so gratifying when we get good press. Bringing Life to Physics Class, from All Things Considered’s series on Popular College Courses. This story makes me wish that information science lent itself more to dramatic demos. This would probably work for showing how packets move, but to show how search engines work? How databases are structured? Maybe not.. Read More

Jon Stewart un-banned

It’s gratifying that the chairman of the library board of trustees has a firm grasp on the purpose of libraries: “We don’t decide for the community whether to read this book or not, but whether to make it available.” Library board puts Jon Stewart’s book back on shelves, from CNN