Stanford blog, features competitors

There’s something about being ‘open’ and ‘unofficial’ that grabs me. The unofficial Stanford University blog by a student (Ed Finn) and and editor (Dan Cole,) called Open Culture is a treasure trove of information.

This week, there’s a free audiobook download of James Joyce‘s Ulysses. Before that, a link to Thomas (World is Flat) Friedman‘s video podcast.

Best of all, it does not feature just Stanford material. You could also find the top-10 free university courses (a link via iTunes) that includes competitive schools such as UC Berkeley, Oxford, Harvard and UC Davis. That’s what being Open is all about –being big enough to embrace your “frienemies.”