Bookshelf: Colleges and Road Signs

I’m not inherently fascinated by libraries and bookstores, the way that some people are. Yet, as in the rest of the human environment (parks, city streets, trees, cafes, the workplace), I enjoy exploring and seeing what’s there. Which usually means I walk home with a stack of books. Which usually means…

How strange the academic question is

Coming back from an academic conference, I’m reminded that the thing I love most about academics is how they ask questions. Normal people start out by saying:  “I don’t understand,” or “That’s bullshit,” or “Uhhuh… what the hell are altmetrics?” All of which are valid statements. Academics, on the other…