KAMDAR: Acting for Aaron and open access

January 15, 2013 • 0
I encourage you, as students, to ask your professors to support open access.

Kamdar: Good or bad, the Internet is here to stay

January 26, 2011 • 0
I like the Internet. I do a lot of Internet-based work, research, activism, communication and plain fooling around. It’s been good to me. So, generally, when I read articles or books by people like Nicholas Carr or Sherry Turkle — labeled, by some, as “Internet pessimists” — my first instinct is to be mad. These »

Kamdar: Tech is bringing sexy back

November 4, 2010 • 1
This is a relationship advice column in the Science and Technology section of the News. Yes, I’m going to spend the next however-long-it-takes-you-to-read-this to convince you that (thesis:) being tech-savvy is sexy. Really sexy. Like, long-walks-on-the-beach sexy. Stop laughing. Think of how many damsels (and man-damsels) in distress the student techs have saved. Programmers, Web »

Kamdar: Protect net neutrality

September 22, 2010 • 0
Let’s say something big happened at Yale. Like, huge. Smart investing causes Yale’s endowment to skyrocket, giving free tuition to everyone, or something. Of course, the News breaks the story, but major media sources like The Wall Street Journal catch on soon after. With the current architecture of the Web, the two sources are on »

Csar, Kamdar and Slade: Lux et Veritas et Gmail

February 11, 2010 • 1372
We rely on e-mail for almost everything. It is a means for organizing events, raising awareness, communicating official announcements and has become a constant presence in every member of the Yale community’s life. As such, radical changes to this system, such as the recently reported potential switch to a system hosted by Google, deserve full »

Kamdar: Open up, Yale

October 19, 2009 • 5
Yale’s Faculty Handbook highlights “two of the University’s essential purposes: to impart knowledge and to enlarge humanity’s store of knowledge.” As the Handbook is a guide to help professors further the mission of the University, it notes, “both are clearly inhibited when open publication, free discussion, or access to research are limited.” Right now, though, »