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

Making Is Thinking

The aphorism in the title is taken from the introduction to Richard Sennett’s The Craftsman. Later, he says: Modern education fears repetitive learning as m...
May 09, 2009

How Scientists Use Computers: Survey Part 2

Following up on last fall’s survey of how scientists use computers, I’ve emailed out a follow-up — details are on the Software Carpentry blog. Your input wou...
May 09, 2009

Someone Should Be Sued

Summary from Bruce Schneier about Virginia prescription data being held to ransom. No way to know how many times this has been done by professionals, since v...
May 07, 2009

Can the Web Save Us?

Nice short article from Jon Udell about what libraries are in the era of the web (among other things).
May 07, 2009