Gail Collins New York Times Op-Ed writing on the Gosselins. Like Seev who provided the link, I can’t see any value in giving this stuff the time of day, other than the faint hope of lessons from history. Sigh.
Entries from June 2009
0 June 20, 2009 at 7:33am by Psybertron
1 June 20, 2009 at 6:43am by Psybertron
I’ve now read almost two thirds of “Shop Class as Soulcraft“. I like to blog my book reviews in segments, because unless I’m genuinely surprised by picking up a book in the first place, I am always conscious that I’m reading it because is seems to fit my agenda (positively or negatively). I like to […]
2 June 18, 2009 at 1:10pm by Psybertron
Talking of working class heros, as I was in the previous post, I have just started reading Matthew Crawford’s “Shop Class a Soulcraft”. I skimmed though all the notes, references, the introduction and general structure , and so far just read the first two chapters “A Brief Case for the Useful Arts” and “The Separation of […]
0 June 18, 2009 at 11:40am by Psybertron
Mentioned somewhere I had been reading David Peace’s “The Damned United” fiction-based-on-fact story of Brian Clough’s 44 days in charge of Leeds United in 1974. The narrative is interwoven with his managerial carreer up to that point at Derby County and previously Hartlepool United. (Also released as a film – I’ve not seen yet.) Immediately afterwards I […]
0 June 17, 2009 at 2:58am by Psybertron
Soaring costs of ITER (now there’s a surprise) may compromise other science research spending. Fusion is like trying to put the Sun in a box … … but we don’t know how to make the box.
0 June 15, 2009 at 1:37am by Psybertron
Strange how wikipedia works. Whoever (Antonio Alafuente) last edited this page included a link to a post of mine about the distinction between Cynic and Kynic – in relation to Zizek and Sloterdijk. Working backwards through the link we come to this Spanish blog on expanded education, refering to the 11th conference of Zemos98 earlier this year […]
0 June 12, 2009 at 6:53am by Psybertron
Interesting Bristol exhibition of Banksy work create and funded by Banksy – chance to see a greater range of his work than street art. (See the other exhibition links in the side-bar too.)
1 June 11, 2009 at 1:18am by Psybertron
Google Wave – Interesting if only as an e-mail / IM integration with branching conversations as a single object – effectively blurring email-list / forum / bulletin board with wiki / blog / twitter collaborative editing , linking and commenting on that common object. Not sure the simple switching of real-time typing and private branches is […]
0 June 9, 2009 at 5:32am by Psybertron
Lot of sense spoken by Stephen Fry here on Loose Ends – concerning the motives behind public interest in the MP’s expenses saga, and the Steve Queenan contribution on the obsession with numbers to which we can relate.
1 June 9, 2009 at 5:15am by Psybertron
Both Shawn and Mark at Anecdote have blogged about James Harlow Brown’s “Dangerous Undertaking: The Search for Transformation“. The book is on my reading list, but I have several others ahead of it in the pipeline at the moment, however this metaphor reinforces why it looks interesting to me. Yes, overlapping patterns of involvement in […]
0 June 7, 2009 at 8:25am by Psybertron
Idiot, nonsense and now bullshit … apparently … to add to the plaudit collection.
1 June 7, 2009 at 8:20am by Psybertron
It’s fair to say that doing an MBA back in the late 1980′s was instrumental in developing my focus on the psychological aspects of the question, “What, why and how do we know?” I’ve referenced my dissertation once or twice before and acknowledged the input from the tutors in the “organizational behavioural” subjects. Of course […]
2 June 5, 2009 at 7:56am by Psybertron
… Who doesn’t work with his hands. He looks at you once, You know he understands. [Peter Gabriel - Lamb Lies Down ...] Interesting to see “Shop Class as Soul Craft” by Matthew Crawford is making a buzz. The parallels to Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance are noted in reviews, but not apparently […]
0 June 5, 2009 at 7:47am by Psybertron
And of conscious perception generally. [via Sam]. Including reference to Daniel Wegner – I blogged about reading earlier.