Category Archive: Beyond the Blogosphere

School of Teaching Without Teaching

In her novella Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor has character Hazel Motes create the Church of Christ Without Christ. Thomas Friedman has apparently joined its contemporary offshoot, the School of Teaching Without Teaching. Certainly,… Continue reading

The ‘First Sale’ Conundrum and Intellectual Property

In its next term, the Supreme Court will take up the case Supap Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons where Kirtsaeng purchased Wiley textbooks at their low price in Thailand, shipped them to the… Continue reading

"Beyond the Blogosphere": Link to Excerpt

Follow the link to read a few pages of Robert Leston’s and my new book Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children. Though it was released on the seventh of December, I did… Continue reading

Excerpt: Beyond the Blogosphere

Here is a short excerpt from Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children by Robert Leston and me.  We have just finished going over the page proofs–the book should appear in December: There is… Continue reading

Information and Its Children

In Bertold Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, the title character eventually loses all of her children to the war she follows and tried to profit from.  My concern these days, and growing… Continue reading

"And We’ll Have Fun, Fun, Fun… "

In his brilliant short story “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote,” Jorge Luis Borges has his narrator comment: There is no exercise of the intellect which is not, in the final analysis, useless.… Continue reading