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Submitted by AdamReed on Tue, 2006-06-13 07:05

All of you probably noticed that I haven't been on SOLO as frequently as in previous years. I teach at California State University, Los Angeles, and I was in the final months of the tenure process. And I did get tenure, with promotion to full Professor of Information Systems. The tenure process is strenuous enough to test the stamina of a man in his twenties or thirties. In my youth it was said that no man got tenure after age 35. I left Bell Labs at 54, a few month before the Lucent swindle came to the surface, so I was up for tenure at 60. I would congratulate myself, except that one of my department colleagues, now 78 and still teaching full-time and still brilliant, got tenure at 66. Somehow messing with computers works like a fountain of youth.

In a week, I'll be flying to Europe to present a couple of papers at technical conferences. One, inspired in part by a discussion on SOLO, "Negative Scarcity and the Praxeology of Open-Source Software," will be given at the European Applied Business Research Conference in Siena (I'm speaking on June 22.) The other, "Dialectical Learning in Information Systems" will be on June 29 at the Teaching and Learning Conference in Florence. After the conferences Yoon will join me for sighseeing in Central Europe. We plan to return to California in mid-August.

I plan to check my SOLO inbox at least once a week.

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Congratulations, Adam

Craig Ceely's picture

Tenure's not trivial.

Rock on Adam!!!

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It's awesome to hear of the achievements of a person I like as much as you. I hope you will be very happy in your new position!



John Drake's picture

As a lowly PhD student in MIS, I understand your elation at reaching this milestone.  Hopefully in not too many years I will join you.



Jason Quintana's picture

Good for you sir. I am pleased to hear this news.

- Jason

Congrats, and good luck!

JoeM's picture

Congrats, and good luck!

Congratulations Adam! I

Prima Donna's picture

Congratulations Adam! Laughing out loud

I know how hard you've worked for this, so bravo to you for such an achievement.

Warmest regards,

-- Food Philosophy. Sensuality. Sass.

You're a good man, Adam.

Victor Pross's picture

Good times!


AdamReed's picture

Many thanks for your congratulations, everyone!


Landon Erp's picture

Congrats, Professor.


Inking is sexy.

Congrats, Prof Reed!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

And bon voyage. Sorry we'll miss you in LA.


Way to go, Adam!

Ellen Stuttle's picture

I'm delighted that you got tenure -- and promotion to full Prof too. Best hopes for a stimulating and pleasurable European jaunt.


Cheers x 3

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Congratulations Adam

I admire your dedication and achievement.

Adam, this is wonderful

John M Newnham's picture

Adam, this is wonderful news. The process is gruelling. Congratulations.


Laure Chipman's picture

Congratulations, Adam!  My husband also just got tenure, at age 52, so it's certainly not unheard of.  However, I don't think it's going to make any difference in how hard he works from here on!

Well if you won't

Adam Buker's picture

Well if you won't congratulate yourself, then allow me. Congratulations!

All the best to you, Adam,

Victor Pross's picture

All the best to you, Adam, personally and professionally. Smiling

Victor: Objectivist--writer--artist--nice guy

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