A constant feedback loop is injurious to your mental health. Luckily you have a special instrument—let’s call it a slope-finder—that tells you which direction is most downhill from your current position. So you hike a little bit, check the instrument, change course, and hike a bit more.This is the famous analogy for gradient descent, a … Continue reading Finding the global minimum: The perils of constant feedback
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How Subscriptions Are Remaking Corporate America – And what does it mean for academic journals
We know that subscriptions are now rife-growing up like mushrooms after the first whiff of the rains. I am linking this write up only to show the economics behind the scenes. We never get the break up from the academic publishers, for example, but everyone seems to agree that a subscription to the "Red" and … Continue reading How Subscriptions Are Remaking Corporate America – And what does it mean for academic journals