I’ve been experimenting recently a bit with a quite fascinating new research tool brought to you by those wonderful folks at Google Labs. It’s called an “Ngram Viewer“, and it’s basically a tool for taking words and phrases and, as Google puts it, “…display[ing] a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g.,
There has been in the Chronicle of Higher Education and BigThink blogs recently considerable debate about the value and role of massive online open-source courses (MOOC’s, in the jargon.) If you’ve been stuck in Lower Slobbovia State U. for the last year and a half or so, you may have missed the emergence of this phenomenon;
Well, my friends, it is high time that I got back to putting ideas before the public. Grieving for my friend Tora has gone on long enough. She was always one for getting on with things, and not letting oneself get distracted by epiphenomena. So beginning today, I’m going to try to resume a regular schedule of postings to this blog.