Four for Friday (14)

This week’s links on this sometime-series of interesting reads:

Why academic publishing is ripe for disruption: a Cambridge mathematician makes the case against publishing giant Elsevier. The Economist weighs in.

MIT launches MITx, the act of a truly educational institution, writes Kevin Carey.

As Facebook IPOs, scrutiny shows its board is male and pale, if not stale.

And in the wake of Jaipur Lit Fest’s brouhaha over Salman Rushdie, see how easy it is to ban e-books in India and how tricky to challenge the bans.

What do YOU think?