In a Facebook post dated 9th July 2019, Halifax innovator Ryan Hartigan laments on how academia can sometimes cripple one’s understanding on how to operate a business. Completing that degree may not necessarily benefit if you plan to go your own way with an idea or business of your own.
In a paper first published on 13th December 2018, artist-critic Miles Mathis draws attention to early journals of the Scientific American, which featured a significantly higher level of quality when it came to discourse, and lively and genuine public participation in Scientific Debates of that time, in the form of letters to the editor (and replies to the same). What is ironic is that the Internet was supposed to contribute to the same by breaking down communication barriers. But instead we seem to have regressed. Our attention spans are now fairly limited, and our time is strictly budgeted.