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Notes on What the Publishing Revolution Might Look Like

Question: What are some of your ideas for changes in publishing?

Notes for an answer: Well I think giving authors at least 50 percent of royalties is essential. 368 more words


SBL/AAR 2015: A Retrospective

Today is my first full day home from the 2015 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion. As is typically the case, I find myself in the aftermath experiencing a combination of exhaustion and exhilaration and, incidentally, in the mood to write a blog post (more on why at the end). 1,012 more words


thanksgiving dinner

When I got home tonight, I watched a video of police leaving Laquan McDonald, a black kid, to die in the street. Then I read that the cops shot him sixteen times in fifteen seconds, and that a prosecutor took over a year to decide that the murder of this kid might be a crime. 426 more words


Breadcrumb | Ryan Tyler

Recently Edward Snowden was in the news for leaking classified documents from the NSA, documents that disclosed the collection of private information of people, organizations and governments around the world. 582 more words

Hashtag Architecture

The graduate-school boondoggle: Get a Ph.D. and never work full-time again in your life

From my latest for the Weekly Standard:


Celebrity STEM Ph.D.–but unable to land a tenure-track job

As late as 1970, more than two-thirds of faculty positions at U.S.

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Circuit Architecture // Santa Monica Car Showroom

This project expands the function of standard car showroom and creates a facility that not only provides space for the display and sales of automobiles, but also serves as an educational tool to create awareness of Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) cars. 172 more words


Do numbers matter?

OK, what numbers are we talking about?  GG is considering academic numbers.  What makes the best professor? If you read an obituary for a local academic, you likely will see the phrase “author of XXX papers and YY books…” stand in for something meaningful about their academic contribution. 555 more words