Friday, April 4, 2008
I am rarely upset by academics, but the post on Against Monopoly about University of Florida faculty making big bucks selling their notes and then supporting a suit against a note-taking service enrages me. Academics are working for the public good, they are vying to disseminate knowledge, they have ideals of public service. In the case related here, a professor is selling lecture note on a CD for US$80 a disk to large captive audiences. And it is required. Students have already paid tuition for the privilege to listen to him, they should not have to pay again. From what I can infer form linked articles, it is common practice on this campus. Disgusting.