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Vanessa Naughty: I did a gang bang cuckold scene, and Steve Driver was my cuckold.
ISP: You mean Steve Driver — The Murderin’ Mope?
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In the her Chronicle article (subscription required), “Hot Type: No Reviews of Digital Scholarship = No Respect,” Jennifer Howard reports on the struggles in getting digital scholarship properly reviewed. Not only is it difficult to establish appropriate standards for review, there are not many people capable of doing the reviewing. And I fully understand the nature of the problem here: the review is an important form of currency in academia.
But once again this can all be filed under missing the point.
One of the intellectual fashions of the moment is crowd-sourcing, that is the idea that good ideas and useful information can come from the population as a whole rather than from nominated experts.
Its origin is a “guess the weight of the ox” competition in which the average of the guesses turned out to be more accurate than any of the individual guesses. Of course, there are limitations to this technique: I do not suppose that medieval philosophers and theologians would have had much success with crowd-sourcing the number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin, but nevertheless opening up discussions to general contribution can often have its advantages.
At gathering of international educators, panelists discuss the implications of Europe’s higher education reforms for change in the rest of the world. more