Friday, September 23, 2005

Red Sox

From the .406 club, originally uploaded by <oo-jel-lah>.

I saw my first game at Fenway last Saturday with a few of the other PhD students at Sloan and one of the creators of

It was a good time. Unfortunately, I think the wet seats contributed to my getting sick the next day though.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


The paper I've been working on is going to be presented at the NBER meeting Oct. 7th at NBER - 1050 Massachusetts Avenue. If you're in town, come and listen in.

NBER Schedule

10:15 AM DAVID HSU, University of Pennsylvania

Entrepreneurs from Technology-Based Universities: An Empirical First Look (Joint with EDWARD ROBERTS AND CHARLES EESLEY)

Saturday, September 17, 2005

sigur ros

While I'm sure that my post about it will not be as funny and descriptive as someone's might have been, I do have a concert attendance to report! Thursday night I saw, sigur ros play at the Opera House in Boston. The show was probably one of the most beautiful I've ever witnessed. The opening band was great as well. Four women who's band name I still need to figure out. The Opera House was incredible. Built in 1914 as a "Palace for the People" it was spectacular . . . like something you would expect to see only in Europe. Ok, now it's time for me to check out Sigor Ros' new album which I bought at the show!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Kelan's Kalendar

Kelan, my roommate from Duke, (and the guy who has introduced me to basically all the bands I currently listen to) has finally started a blog chronicling his entertainment guide for San Fran.

Now if only he'd link his audioscrobbler page on it . . .

Kelan's Kalendar: "Upcoming Bottom of the Hill Shows - September Calendar9/16 - BOOM BIP - This Cincinatti-based instrumental hip-hop producer had the honor of releasing the very first album 'Seed to Sun' on Warp Records' hip-hop imprint, Lex. Listen: Boom Bip samples"

Grad student orientation

IMG_0669, originally uploaded by eesley.

This is from the Edgerton Luau, one of the grad student orientation events. Unfortunately orientation is over and classes (and homework) have started.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

I'm giving my first presentation (well half of it anyway) at MIT for my department today on the research I've been working on this summer.

Monday, September 5, 2005

Boston Harbor

Blue Harbor, originally uploaded by lhl.

I dragged my roommate Cindy to go on a Boston Harbor Cruise last night organized by the graduate student orientation. While it wasn't exactly what I expected, there were some nice views of the city. Like this one. (I didn't take this picture though, none of mine came out.)

Friday, September 2, 2005

On the future . . .

A conversation at an MIT event last night with my roommate Cindy: (this was a lot of fun)

Me: I can't wait to get chips in my head. I want the Google wireless chip. I could just think the "search" and the answer pops into my head.
Cindy: I don't know. Wouldn't that make information lose its value since everyone would have access to the same information all the time (assuming everyone had the chip).
Me: Well then the economy would shift so that the production of new knowledge would become increasingly valuable.

In retrospect, perhaps it's just an academic's skewed view but, this may already be the shift happening for a long time now regardless . . . but still, if the academic journals were perfectly indexed for this chip, it would make research MUCH easier.

Regarding Hurricane Katrina

It's events like this that make me think there is truth in a quote like this:

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg