1) Sharon Goldberg and Nick Feamster asked me to announce the following:
In the tradition of CAEC, NYCE, and etc, we are holding a "Day" on online censorship at BU on March 8, with speakers from technology, law and public policy. We're currently soliciting abstracts for short talks and posters (due Feb 21). Info is here:
2) The Crimson has a nice article on CS at Harvard, leading with
The computer science concentration has nearly doubled in size in the
last two years and continues to drive growth in Harvard’s School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences, according to new data released by the
SEAS Communications Office.
3) I wanted to point to this essay by Don Rosa. Don Rosa is well-known as the writer and illustrator for many of the tales of Scrooge McDuck, which I didn't read as a kid but have enjoyed with my kids as an adult. (I'd recommend the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, but there doesn't appear to be an affordable version available on Amazon right now.) The essay is a poignant explanation of why he stopped, which I expect might resonate with many people, including those who have never read a comic.