Tuesday, April 11, 2006

What is it like to be a blog?

A blog with that title just has to be worth a link! (It's by a group of University of Connecticut grad students -- interesting content, and there are some nice links out into the philosophical corner of the blogosphere.)

The world inhabited by the philosophy graduate student has been changing fast in the last few years (and in very good ways). Blogs, on-line forums, and the rest obviously can do a lot to counteract the depressing sense of isolation that used to bug people writing their PhD. If local experience is anything to go by, those of us involved in running grad programs need to be thinking more about how best to help students make use of the changing world. Though, on second thoughts, they seem -- as usual -- to be doing pretty well without us ...

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