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To: elcid1970
“.....the average professor Googles himself at least once a minute.”

If true, this is pathetic. Truly pathetic. It is way, way, way past time to reconstruct academics. It has become, in many ways, a parallel track to a career in politics (e.g. self promotion, situational ethics, connections and networking, etc. etc.). Very sad.

3 posted on 03/25/2014 8:39:34 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Used to be the motto for academic advancement was “publish or perish”. That was in the days of typewriters & handcarried drafts or snailmailed manuscripts.

I once believed that the `desktop publishing’ revolution would lead to an academic Renaissance. “Let a hundred flowers bloom” & that sort of thing. Instead, the result has been that predicted by the old data processing adage, “Garbage in, garbage out”.

Anyway, I was attempting to make a joke about `googling oneself’. Now, a monthly review of one’s exposure on the internet might be a sound component for an academician’s strategy for advancement, but daily, hourly, every minute?

That’s just narcissistic.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 9:02:19 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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