Too Cool to Update …

2 February 2011 at 4:44 pm 2 comments

| Nicolai Foss |

We generally think of setting up a webpage (or a blog or a CV) as great fun, and maintaining it as less fun. But not maintaining your webpage (in terms of design and content) may be a signalling device. For example,

And your examples?

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Snow Days Sociologists on IRBs

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  • 1. Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard  |  3 February 2011 at 1:49 am

    Xavier Sala-i-Martin (for whatever his other qualities) certainly seems to belong to the “I remain the Master of 1994 Style Moveable GIFs”-school:

  • 2. Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard  |  3 February 2011 at 3:42 am

    PS. The “too cool to update” issue reminds me of an observation, I have made myself occasionally: There are basically only three kinds of academics whose self-summarized CV/publication list you may not be able to locate in some way somewhere on the web:

    1) Those who died before ca. 1995.
    2) Those who really are way too famous to even bother with making a CV/publications but usually lets the Nobel Prize Committee, Encyclopedia Britannia, etc., do the job.
    3) Those who have something to hide. E.g., inconsistencies with regard to what they have claimed at different times …

    In Danish academia there are few of type 2 but I know at least a couple of type 3 …

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