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August 9, 2012

Submitted by alycia on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 11:15
  • Actively, consciously trying not to read too much. Or to read more carefully. My eyes are bigger than my attention span. The printer has been working overtime. There's just been a lot of reading that could be done lately, lots of distractions from the tough, lonely job of editing and writing and revising and GETTING SHIT DONE.
  • This paragraph from Barbara Fister's latest post, "Metaphorically Speaking" is so great:

    And there, right there, is the problem. When we talk about what we can do to improve the world, we keep using the metaphor of money.Productivity, investment, performance - why do we have to think about knowledge, culture, and learning in these terms? Shifting from business as usual to a new kind of venture-capital entrepreneurial Silicon Valley ethos isn’t going to fix anything.

    Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/metaphorically-sp...

  • Today I also read this and this

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