Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

Recent posts

If Udacity is Napster, Who Will Be iTunes?

My Who Decides? post has produced some rather heated email. In answer, no, I am not defending the existing university system: I quit my faculty position at t...
November 19, 2012

Updating Our Reading List

We're planning to launch an update to this web site in the next few days, and as part of that, we're revisiting some of our content. For example, we'd like t...
November 17, 2012

Who Wants To Write a Little Code?

We have always steered away from building libraries to use in teaching—we want to show people the "real" stuff, and we can't afford to maintain things....
November 16, 2012