links for 2010-08-08

  • Does the current academic setup prevent innovation? " the system seems designed to prevent original thought and risk taking. It seems like a majority of the sessions are all for young academics to teach them how to manage the process of publishing papers and securing tenure. A process that appears to require conformity to established practice dealing with well defined problems and above all not doing anything new or radical."

  • Rob speculates on how a one-man veggie-box operation could scale as a network to provide an alternative to the established food distribution channels which systemically strip value from producers.

    (tags: crumbs!)

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