IST: From Being Funny to Having Fun

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You know you're a grad student when...

  • you have difficulty reading anything that doesn't have footnotes;
  • the concept of free time makes you disoriented;
  • weekends spent studying no longer seem weird;
  • the professor doesn't show up to class and you discuss the readings with your peers anyway;
  • you wonder if the ACM style allows you to cite talking to yourself as "personal communication"
You know you're an IST Ph.D. student when...

  • you think about humor in terms of possibilities for creating an information system in support of joke creation and dissemination; 
  • you start thinking whether computers indeed have a "sense of humor";
  • you start analyzing your own social network and a peer group you belong to.

In case you become even slightly interested in finding out more about what type of student you are or might be, feel free to check this out, a comical article written by an Australian journalist (and once a PhD student) Monica Dux  'Which type of PhD student are you?'.

 

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