Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Link roundup

1. I don't think I've ever seen a professional football player give up on a play the way Albert Haynesworth does on this play. Via.

2. "From November 23 to December 7, the full text of Greg Bear’s HULL ZERO THREE will be available for free on the just-launched Starbucks Digital Network, in partnership with Yahoo!" "The Starbucks Digital Network offers customers access to premium, free content on the in-store Wi-Fi network. Customers will be able to access the complete text of HULL ZERO THREE on their laptops, tablets, and many smart phones."

3. I read the same message twice yesterday - - we're entering an era of excellence where you will have to be unreasonably talented to stand out.

*Buy NFL bobbleheads at eBay.


  1. If you want to see the increase in expectations, just look at how expectations of college faculty have changed. At my first faculty job at an average state school only about half of my department's faculty had doctorates, and 'scholarship' was the one guy going to one conference a year. Now you'd better have a ream of publications, stunning course evaluations, serve on national committees and have some grants to even think about going anywhere in academia. One nearby school has faculty who teach six different courses a semester and are still pressured to do grant writing and publish.