Back in May I in here summed up a part of the ↵situation at my institute, especially describing the situation of the Lehrbeauftragte. Today I read oneman’s ↑“Living and Teaching in the Information Economy” which perfectly complements my experiences and observations. See also ↑“The “Informal Economy” of the Information University” by Marc Bousquet, to which oneman refers. Well, I do neither adjunct nor part-time labor at the university, as the Lehrbeauftragte do, but am a Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, the German equivalent to an assistant professor struggling for tenure. So my situation is decidedly different, but … please read Thomas Eriksen’s tremendously insightful ↑“Farewell to the gift economy?”.