The future, as the saying goes, is not what it used to be. But then, for that matter, neither is the past. My late granny used to say that someone who keeps looking at his past has his backs turned to the future. On the other hand, Roman orator, lawyer, politician, and philosopher Marcus Tullius [...]
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Tags: Anoop Gupta, Barry McGaw, digeracy, Digital Literacy, fables, Groucho, Ina Fried, James Thurber, shysters, The New Yorker, The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
American humourist and cartoonist James Thurber‘s wealth of wisdom is evident almost fifty years after his death. Thurber used fables (‘short moral stories, often with animal characters’) as a device to hammer home complex points. In April 1939, as the world was preparing for war, The New Yorker published a fable called The Sheep in [...]
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My brand new notepad is waiting for 2009: pristine enticingly empty. Before the old notepad is deposited on the shelf, I’ve selected a few of the more important notes, the ones I wish to carry over to 2009.
Tags: Barack Obama, digeracy, digerate, digreature, freakonomics, Free Books on the Internet, Kindle, researchbuzz.org, Search Inside, Suze Orman, Tara Calishain, Women & Money
If there’s anything new we will ever learn about search engines, databases, and online information collections – Tara Calishain probably knows it already. Since 1998 (that’s 10 years ago!) Tara has been publishing one of the best resources on searching-for-research-purposes. Her fantastic website and newsletter are choc-a-block with information, find them at http://www.researchbuzz.org.