When LuckyJane writes about her miserly university (and part one), I really want to send the link to my chair, noting “this is the kind of crap that would make me want to look for a new job.” And ask him to forward it to a dean, provost, and president.
But I can’t, because I’m keeping pseudonymous, and I commented on it. (This is becoming a pretty widespread problem, actually. I can’t send links to anyone for fear they’ll follow me home and recognize me.) So things like RYS and First Person columns in the Chronicle are really pretty useful to get around this issue.