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.

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We’re Neutral (but Not Really)

From Wikipedia: Open science is the umbrella term of the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquirin...
April 14, 2012

Lives Lived

My sister-in-law, Sarah Harrison, wrote a “Lives Lived” about my sister Sylvia which appeared in today’s Globe and Mail. I wish Sylv was here to read it…
April 11, 2012

Straw Man for Web Programming

Last week, I asked what we should teach researchers about the web. I think that I have an answer, and that the easiest way to describe it is by describing wh...
April 10, 2012

…Which Is Wrong

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. — H.L. Mencken Over at The Atlantic, Philip Howard is trying to convin...
April 09, 2012

A Future Student

I don't know what we'll be teaching in 20 years, but I hope Tristan Davis will be there to learn.
April 09, 2012