Monthly Archives: June 2007

Slippery and Sticky

It’s summer, so I’m trying to make a dent in a big pile of books sitting by my desk. One of the first I’ve tackled is Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Other … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Consumerism, Advertising, Commodities, The Mixed-Up Bookshelves | 10 Comments

“Citation Plagiarism”

There’s a very interesting entry by Bill Poser at Language Log on the issue of whether there is such a thing as citation plagiarism. (Poser argues no.) Inside Higher Education also links to a very interesting reply by Kerim Friedman … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Intellectual Property | 12 Comments

Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Was Not Super!

I don’t know how it happened, but an article that is reasonably straight on the factual details somehow slipped past the vigilant demand for error at the Weekly Standard. It’s an article by James Kirchick about the transition between Rhodesia … Continue reading

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Online Tool Kit

Stirring myself now from my traditional post-graduation coma + catching up on deferred life maintenance. One thing that caught my eye today as I did my bloggy rounds was a very nasty blogspat involving Acephalous. As one of the comments … Continue reading

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