Monthly Archives: March 2009

feeling sluggish

I’ve been feeling the blogging valley, which might explain the lack of posts round this place. I’m sure it’ll pick up again when, you know, something worth saying becomes worth saying. Nothing dire.

reclaiming prose

I’ve always enjoyed Roy Batty’s last lines from Blade Runner: I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. It seems to me that in […]

Help! What should I be reading?

I’m prowling for some new websites, any thoughts? I’m hoping for something substantive rather that process-y (not ‘about academia’ or about politics-as-opposed-to-policy). Otherwise, money, tech, culture, politics, economics, design, art, more more more.

Sociological concern trolling, or why orgtheory is moving off my radar

Thanks Fabio, you’re doing great. I’m totally on board with the strong ‘we’ and the earnest concern about the incoherence of sociology. I’m looking forward to the next posts about how we really need to spend more time defining institutions and resolving the structure/agency problem.

Now that's a research program

Dan makes an excellent observation: Now, in my pre-2008 experience, I’d possibly be on board, debating the staleness/salmonella trade-offs. But then, two days after my birthday, something happened. Something big. And that was the New York Times’ cookie recipe. See, the key is a giant cookie, big chocolate chips, and then there’s this: Given the […]