Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Phil Agre

Dr. McCook pointed out the recent story on NPR about Phil Agre's disappearance.  Agre, who is reported to suffer from bipolar disorder, had been at the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. He abandoned his job and apartment last year. (Unlike the artificial experiment reported in Wired "Writer Evan Raliff tried to vanish: Here's what happened" where it appears that Ratliff wasn't able to actually break ties with everyone, Agre seems  to have actually disappeared.)   I was an avid subscriber to Red Rock Eater News Service (RRE) and a fan of Agre's writings.  If you want to read only one of this pieces, read Advice for undergraduates considering graduate school .  Then... don't stop, keep reading.

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