When I used to work at UCLA, I somehow ended up exchanging email with Phil Agre, across the campus. He seemed like a fascinating person, and asked me if I would be interested in participating in a new Information Studies class he was experimenting with the next teaching quarter. Something about ethics in the new information age. Unfortunately, I left that job for greener pastures before the quarter began, but I still wonder what it’s like to take a class from the guy. His Red Rock Eater newsletters are amazing. How he finds the time to glean and share the wealth of info from the web, write fantasticly long and detailed essays, and be a professor at the same time, I’ll never know.
Do yourself a favor and subscribe if you haven’t already. And check out his latest essay about the New War.