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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The Big Picture

I'm trying to be systematic about re-designing the core curriculum of Software Carpentry. So far, I've identified 11 common questions: Q01: How can I writ...
January 25, 2012

21st Century Textbooks

Apple’s announcement, blah blah blah—I think Audrey Watters’ “Apple and the Digital Textbook Counter-revolution” sums it up best. So what should a “textbook”...
January 24, 2012

Test-Driven Public Speaking

Once again, Cameron Neylon explains things much better than I ever could: "The impact factor of a journal is a better predictor of the chances of a paper bei...
January 24, 2012