Owning the Intangible: Possession, Theft, and (Mis)Appropriation of Ideas

Followup to Class 3

Presented in no particular order.

We meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday at Saints Rest. Try to get there a few minutes early to order your drink and roll. (Jeff says that he'd prefer that you arrange to arrive every two minutes so that a line does not form, but I think he's joking.)

My apologies to Roger. He had correctly identified the prerequisites for Abstract Algebra. It was my fault for not knowing that one of the new courses that serve as a prerequisite was called geometry.

Remember: Justin Thomas says No more than thirty minutes of *you* time each day.

Remember: Jeff Phelps '71 says Everything Sam says is correct.

Some lessons from today:

Some other lessons that may not have been mentioned:

There are loads of assignments for Thursday.

We decided not to have a class trip to the science center.

I have heard from Sarah Purcell, director of the Rosenfield program, that a broad discussion of intellectual property and corn is intended as part of an upcoming Rosenfield symposium on agriculture. I will expect you to participate in those discussions.

I know that some of you are a bit shy about speaking. As I told one of you yesterday - I am an introvert. (No, really, I am. I score out on the introvert side of the Myers-Briggs scale; when I started at Grinnell, I was all the way on the introvert side of that scale.) But it is possible for introverts to appear extroverted. I'm going to work with all of you on being a bit more extroverted and aggressive in discussion.

All the followup notes to classes can be found at http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~rebelsky/Courses/Tutorial/2010F/Followups/. I'll work on adding a link to the course Web site.

My plan is to be in the office until noon and then again from 1-3 today. I can stay a little later if necessary, but I'd really prefer to get everything signed by 3pm.

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