Posts By: Bill Garr

Wisdom of Crowds vs The Coefficient of Inefficiency

This is clipped from Apr 27, 2008 Physicists quantify the ‘coefficient of inefficiency’ Like many physicists, Stefan Thurner doesn’t like spending his time in long meetings. But after his employer — the Medical University of Vienna — underwent a major restructuring several years ago, he found that the time he had to devote to… Read more »

A Tool for Social Networking Around Texts

One way to look at higher education is that it is a particular model of social interaction. Thoughtful people gather to receive collected knowledge in the form of texts (in various media), to interrogate the texts, to inquire, based upon careful reading, into problems that arise in applying the ideas of the texts to the… Read more »