Symbols of knowledge

Interesting discussion on talk-back radio about the value of books in an increasingly digital world. It was sparked by the revelation in the SMH that the University of NSW was discarding thousands of books, journals and papers some dating back to the 1860s.   According to the university, it’s in response to a demand for … More Symbols of knowledge

Banning connectivity

An interesting article in the weekend paper posing the perennial question: do social networking sites cost productivity at work?  (N.B I recall the same question being posed a decade ago when MSN Messenger was popular). Kath Lockett writing in MyCareer (5-6 June 2010) cites a survey of the top 500 US Business in which 60% said … More Banning connectivity