March 5th, 2012

beartato phd

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I think this Stephen Wolfram AMA over at reddit summarizes well one aspect of why I feel awkward about the ubiquitous belief that you really have to be good at self-promotion to 'succeed' in the world. It's a fine thing to let people know what you're doing, especially when they ask about it, but to respond to a question of "What is your opinion on Khan Academy?" with like ten paragraphs of "Wolfram|Alpha" this and "NKS" that seems a bit extreme.