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The ennui of the academic celebrity

In Solar, by Ian McEwan, we encounter the weary figure of Michael Beard, the nobel laureate and serial womaniser who has long lived off his early contribution to theoretical physics. 579 more words

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What is a research technologist?

I described myself as an ‘academic technologist’ for a number of years. During my part-time PhD, I’d drifted into a number of roles which felt  888 more words

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MailStore Home 10

MailStore Home lets you archive your private email from almost any email source and search through them extremely quickly. You will never lose emails again. 424 more words

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Marshall Berman on Jaytalking

Marshall was a jaytalker and jaywriter, which, for him, meant “to talk back; to talk against the lights; to talk outside the designated lines; to talk like our great American Blue Jays, small birds who emit loud and raucous cries that no one can ignore.”

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The Conspiracy of Cars

From What is the Future? by John Urry, loc 2554-2570:

This car-based suburbanization is neither natural nor inevitable, and in the US partly stems from a ‘conspiracy’.

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