The $4 million teacher. I love the idea that teaching is becoming a competitive industry where the best will get the kind of pay they really really deserve. I can’t think of another profession where the ratio of (if you are good at how much influence you have on the world)/(salary) is so incredibly large. MOOC’s may contribute to this, that is if they aren’t felled by the ecological fallacy (via Alex N.).
R jobs on the rise! Pair that with this rather intense critique of Marie Davidian’s interview about big data because she didn’t mention R. I think R/software development is definitely coming into its own as a critical part of any statistician’s toolbox. As that happens we need to take more and more care to include relevant training in version control, software development, and documentation for our students.
A short history of data science. Not many card-carrying statisticians make the history, which is a shame, given all the good they have contributed to the development of the foundations of this exciting discipline (via Rafa).