Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

Getting a Ph.D.  §

is indeed an interminable and exhausting process. I’ve effectively been working on his since my first round of graduate school applications in 2002.

Seven years.

It will be at least another year-and-a-half until the whole thing is settled. Basically a decade, give or take. By the time I’m done I’ll have spent more than two decades of my life as a college student. If all goes according to plan, I’ll then get a job on a college campus somewhere (more permanent and predictable than he ones I already have).

No wonder academics have a tendency to become disconnected from the general population. To succeed as an academic is essentially to crawl inside a bubble as a very young person with the intention of staying there for the duration of your life in every facet of it.

There must be a better way to organize the social production of knowledge.

— Posted from my iPhone