Saturday, September 16, 2006

The mushrooms are on the roof.

Before I start the ever-therapeutic rambling let me just save myself from being sued on the grounds of breach of intellectual property rights by giving full credit to queen_Lestat for exhibiting her genius and thinking up “cartoon heroes.” And speaking of intellectual property rights, I’ve been aimlessly wondering about this module we’re doing. Information Ethics sound like the most boring thing in the world, doesn’t it? It seems unbelievably technical and someone is yet to be able to explain to me what the point of it is. Yes, first there’s data and then information and then knowledge and then wisdom and yes, information has become a commodity and changed the way we research blablabla in recent years but is it really necessary to declare it a science? I mean just think, The anatomy of a blog. What the Hades?

3 comments:

WhiteBird said...

A worthy point. I felt the same way about many of my First Year forays into the avenues of academisized wafflewash. But i've come to realize that the twenty-first century is simply trying to pool areas of knowledge previously disdained or taken for granted. Hail the advent of democratic discourse.

You owe WhiteBird full credit for the coining of Cartoon Heroes, not Her Most Flamboyant Majesty of Verboseness. Published apologies in order for blatant dismissal of WhiteBird's coining potential? Just a thought.

CorpseKicker said...

There's nothing like a good old fashioned reflection on some good old fashioned wafflewash, is there? As always, your Sageness kicks ass.

And on with the credit transferral then.

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