Posts Tagged ‘Steve Jobs’

“Text” Books in a (higher) education environment.

Friday, May 18th, 2012
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Text books (is this a misnomer, much like “papers” are in journals?) in a higher-educational chemistry environment, I feel, are at a cross-roads. What happens next?

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Steve Jobs and chemistry: a personal recollection.

Sunday, October 9th, 2011
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Steve Jobs death on October 5th 2011 was followed by a remarkable number of tributes and reflections on the impact the company he founded has had on the world. Many of these tributes summarise the effect as a visionary disruption. Here I describe from my own perspective some of the disruptions to chemistry I experienced (for another commentary, see here).

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