aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Friday, March 16, 2007
TimesSelect free to edu
I just canceled my paid TimesSelect subscription. It’s now free for edu:
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[T]he company has “no regrets” putting 22 columnists at the Times and its sister newspaper The International Herald Tribune, archives and other material behind a pay wall.
As of January 2007, TimesSelect has 627,000 subscribers, 36% of which are online-only. In 2006, TimesSelect brought in $9.9 million in subscription revenue.
...Many colleges offer .edu addresses to their alums, and Nat Ives reports some believe college graduates will use the addresses to cheat TimesSelect. A Times veep says: “We’re assuming that the alumni of this nation’s colleges and universities have a thorough enough education in ethics to keep them honest.
According to Putt’s Law “technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.” Archibald Putt, the author of “Putt’s Law and the Successful Technocrat” speaks with IEEE’s Susan Hassler about what inspired him to start writing.
Putt, who has written using that pseudonym since 1976, has slowly seen his alter ego evolve and develop different opinions of its own. He still holds on to the concepts of Putt’s Law, and the competence inversion it illustrates, however.
Hassler asks him why he published an updated edition of his book, how he sees the effect of the internet influence how people work, and what type of impact he wants to generate on the younger generation of technology workers.
He discusses it in this ITConversations podcast: