I need to polish off some work on the senior thesis chapter I worked on over the weekend (as well as get this week’s Degree of Freedom Newsletter out – this one reviewing the Great Courses class I just finished up entitled Why Evil Exists).
So no other thoughts from me on today’s blog, although I highly recommend you read this piece written by Steven Lubar, Director of the Public Humanities program at Brown University and former Chair of the Division of History of Technology at the Smithsonian Institution. In it, he provides some interesting insights on the nature of school vs. work based on his experience becoming a student over the summer when he took a couple of MOOC classes. (In the interest of full disclosure, Steve is a friend and colleague of my wife, also an historian of technology.)
Now it’s back to evil (and back to “normal” tomorrow).