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Filling a Gap in the Doctoral Process

Subject: The expository lecture as the principal means of instruction. Inciter: The expository lecture is simply a talking textbook that has endured too long since the invention of printing. Subject: The student-selected curriculum. Inciter: According to the interest theory of value, the value of academic subjects is not intrinsic. It is bestowed on them by the interest that students bring to them. It follows that students should study only those…

The Death of Television

You’ll not only be able to watch every film, but also every TV program, news show, documentary, music video, and video blog, and all of it will be playable wherever you go. Great, you think: Thousands of channels, millions of choices, and still nothing worth watching. Nevertheless, “nonlinear TV”—watching the tube on our schedule, not the broadcasters’—is our destiny. The revolution will not be televised, however, until the companies that…