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Hubris will get you killed

Two quotes from “Fly by Wire” (of which more below) The captain had made thirteen trips to Cali – and he did not realize that it sits in the Andes? So no, they knew about the mountains. But the captain … Continue reading

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Oxford Uni Press in verbose wankery shocker!

Last night at SOAS there was an anti-cuts meeting at which 25 people sat around glumly, lamenting ‘why is it that all the people at this university are so lefty / reighteous, but would never lift a finger about it?’ … Continue reading

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Book Review: Participative Web and UCC

Participative Web and User-Created Content: Web 2.0, Wikis and Social Networking By Graham Vickery and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent OECD 2006 Boiled down to three sentencesUser Created Content is having various impacts on the Web, the people who use it and their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Will the Circle be Unbroken by Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel (2001) Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death and Dying. Boiled down to three sentences Studs Terkel, pushing 90, lets a whole bunch of people talk about death, dying, heaven, hell. There’s war stories, AIDS stories, cancer … Continue reading

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Book Review: Social and Political Thought of Noam Chomsky

The Social and Political Thought of Noam ChomskyBy Alison EdgleyPublished by Routledge, 2000ISBN 0415205867, 9780415205863205 pages I should declare an interest as I open this review; I met the author of this book at a recent conference and got on … Continue reading

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