Invited comment to JESA journal.
The USENIX Journal of Education in System Administration
Volume 2, Number 1 • November 2016www.usenix.org/jesa/0201
A few years ago, I struck up a conversation with a woman at a cafe in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and she asked me what I did. Having been a physicist, then a computer scientist, and leaving a hard-won university professorship in computer science to start a company engaging with diverse areas of the business world, writing a popular science book, some music, and finally leaving company to write a series of abstruse theoretical papers about the functional semantics of space and time, I really had no idea how to even begin to answer her question. I wasn’t even sure which country I was in. I gave her my card, and she emailed me some days later. “You’re a teacher,” she said. I was not expecting that, but I decided that it was a good answer!My Teaching Transformation