Michael Jon Jensen

Michael Jon Jensen has been at the interface between digital technologies and scholarly/academic publishing since the late 1980s. In 2007 Michael Jensen was appointed Director of Strategic Web Communications for the Office of Communications of the National Academies and National Academies Press. Prior to this appointment, he served as Director of Web Communications for the National Academies (2002-2007), and Director of Publishing Technologies (1998-2007) at the National Academies Press. Further bio info is at http://www.nap.edu/staff/mjensen -- all views expressed in this venue are exclusively his own.

For-Profit, Non-Profit, and Scary Humor

Tim was kind enough to suggest that I expand on a longish comment I made on his recent post (Stuff That Matters: Non-profit to For-profit).

Two threads wove my argument: first, I pushed back at his conventional framing of the non-profit vs. for-profit sectors. But what I think caught his attention most was my description of a project that’s trying to “find the funny” in the grinding, slo-motion collapse of our natural world.

An easy knee-slapper, eh?

I’ll get back to that second theme after some musings on non-profit vs. for-profit…