Liz Gannes

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Berkeley Aligns With Harvard and MIT’s edX Online Learning Initiative

University of California, Berkeley said today it would join edX, the nonprofit online learning joint venture between Harvard and MIT, with two computer science courses to be offered this fall. What’s interesting is that Berkeley professors are already teaching three computer science courses on another online learning platform, the for-profit Coursera.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work