Archive for May 2012

The Unabomber’s Pen Pal

From his cell in a “supermax” prison in Colorado, The Unabomber has been writing what amount to sequels to his anti-tech manifesto. And a philosophy professor at University of Michigan at Dearborn has served as a sort of editor, encourager, and fan. I profiled the professor, David Skrbina, for this week’s cover story in The Chronicle Review. The piece has been featured in The Browser, Byliner, Hacker News, The Wall Street Journal’s Ideas Market blog and their AllThingsD Voices section.

Kojo Nnamdi Show Appearance: Free Online Courses

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University recently announced they’re teaming up to offer free online courses. A handful of other prestigious universities and star professors are doing the same …

I joined the conversation at WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi show this week to talk about the future of online courses.