The event in the Fall 2010 described as KTH-gate, when the same link was deleted, is now repeating itself in a new round described as KTH-gate2. In 2010 the censorship was motivated by the presence of some examples of mathematical climate modeling in MST doomed by KTH as unacceptable, however without any form of specification. Now in 2012 no motivation is given.
We have here an example of Internet censorship:
- Internet censorship is the control or suppression of the publishing of, or access to information on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations at the behest of government, regulators, or on their own initiative.
PS1 MST has a website at Wordpress outside the control of KTH, at least as of now.
PS2 It is ironic the the required text in the finite element course in question, is another book by myself: CDE. One book is applauded, another is censored, while they represent different steps in the evolution of the same material. As you can see, FEniCS as another of my initiatives, is allowed, but not MST. As is mostly the case, censorship is dumb and blind.
PS3 One way of understanding why CDE is applauded as course literature and MST is censored, while they represent essentially the same ideas only expressed at different times (CDE 1996 and MST 2010), is the following: Mathematics education is put into a squeeze between an outside demand of modernization and an inside tradition of preservation, which results in an unstable oscillation between acceptance (CDE) and rejection (MST), an instability which can only result in break-down.