File this one under "glad I'm out of it"
It goes without saying that y’all should read Mel Gregg’s excellent article for New Matilda, Why Academia Is No Longer A Smart Choice. Try to ignore the comments, though. I gagged just a little when I came across the phrase “peer reviewed [sic] objects”. The contributions by commentators — some of whom really didn’t seem all that interested in engaging with Mel’s actual argument — make it clear that being a successful Fungible Industrial Knowledge Delivery Unit has very little to do with being a good researcher, writer, or teacher.