Archives for August 2011

The ‘College Premium’: Can it Withstand Hyperspecialization? (Harvard Business Review)

Robert Laubacher, a research scientist and the acting executive director of the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, examines the notion of hyperspecialization — “the change knowledge workers will undergo as some or all of the tasks they currently perform, as part of a single job, get broken up, sometimes into tiny micro-tasks, and assigned to many workers connected by the Internet” — and its impact on what we know as the college premium, the income differential between college graduates and those with only a high school diploma.

Bowdoin Webmaster, Professor at Top of their Games (Sun Journal)

Patrick Rael (left), Mark Leaman with his game, Cabin Fever.

You may know Patrick Rael as an associate professor of history, and Mark Leaman as the College’s webmaster, but both are also avid board gamers — enthusiasts who’ve created games of their own.

Read about Rael’s game-designing and watch a video about a game Leaman invented.

Leaman recently organized the Northern New England Boardgame Geek Meetup earlier this month in Brunswick. The Sun Journal offers a look inside this world and includes an additional game piece written by Leaman.