MOVING TO FRONT FROM 1/1, IN CASE ANYONE MISSED IT
Our "Young Philosopher"--whose argument in favor of using Skype stimulated an excellent and informative discussion--has now set up a survey aimed at both job seekers and those doing the hiring (search committee members and department chairs) intended to elicit both information about costs and views of philosophers and job candidates about current practices and the alternatives. It seems to me a well-designed set of questions that will yield very useful information, that will be posted here in due course. I do know the identity of "Young Philosopher" and will vouch for his integrity and reliability. I urge readers to participate.