Academic Assholes

Academic Assholes

A bit of fun to point a finger at academia itself. the growing fame of the blog thesiswhisperer.com is making itself heard via the unorthodox ramblings of an academic on the edge of the system. a worthwhile read considering the entrenched attitudes undermining academic thought.

http://www.chrisbigum.com/wp/2013/03/04/of-whisperers-skunks-and-lemmings

In a follow-up to that is a blog post from one of my lecturers, Chris talks about the thesiswhisperer.com blogger (whom he met at a speech), skunks and lemmings. Skunks are projects that are undertaken by universities as an experiment and are often doomed to fail. These ‘fail early, fail often’ projects are doomed to extinction as universities take a lemmings approach to adopting new ideas.

The thesiswhisperer.com and Chris’ blog are radical and refreshing.

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