The Ratio in the Obiterreflections on my mind of now

Sharing is Caring | №6

What does it mean to ‘share’? The online world is brimming with ‘share’ widgets. Just watched a video on youtube? Feel like those belonging to your social circles (virtual or real) should know of its existence? No worries, youtube’s share button has options for everyone: you can post the video…

Cookie and/or Cake | №5

Have you heard of the Marshmallow Test? It’s a study lead by Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel: kids are given the choice between having one marshmallow (or their favorite gourmet treat of choice) right away or two marshmallows after fifteen minutes. Those fifteen minutes are self-control. This study goes back –…

Textbooks© | №4

Textbooks are expensive. This isn’t news to anyone; the students-are-poor-and-textbooks-are-ridiculously-priced affair features heavily in the media across North America. You’ll be hard-pressed to buy a textbook for less than hundred dollars, and frequent updates make purchasing cheaper second-hand editions impossible for most classes. This is a problem. A problem of…