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“Men are suddenly nomadic gatherers of knowledge”

I like this phrase! Lawrence Quill attributes it to “that prophet of technology, Marshall McLuhan” (p.338), quoting him as saying: “…with electricity and automation, the technology of fragmented processes suddenly fuses with the human dialogue and the need for over-all consideration of human unity. Men … Continue reading

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Online reading: following an ‘F-pattern’ of reading

I thought this was interesting: Lawrence Quill writes: “Citing a study that examined the habits of Internet users, Bauerlein (2008a) notes that people tend to follow an ‘F-pattern’ of reading when they read online (fast reading), a manner that differs significantly from … Continue reading

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Education, citizenship, knowledge economies and ‘The Disappearance of Adulthood’

I quite enjoyed this article… there were parts of it I wanted to question him further on, but lots of it that just made a pile of sense… these are those bits: Lawrence Quill writes: “In 1982, Neil Postman wrote The … Continue reading

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