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Indian ascetic & nationalist leader (1869 - 1948)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "Back to Methuselah" (1921), part 1, act 1
Don't let fear convince you that you're too weak to have courage. Fear is the opportunity for courage, not the proof of cowardice.
McCain, John (2004, September). In Search of Courage: Finding the Courage Within You. FastCompany, 51-56.
In the search for character and commitment, we must rid ourselves of our inherited, even cherished biases and prejudices. Character, ability and intelligence are not concentrated in one sex over the other, nor in persons with certain accents or in certain races or in persons holding degrees from some universities over others. When we indulge ourselves in such irrational prejudices, we damage ourselves most of all and ultimately assure ourselves of failure in competition with those more open and less biased.
J. Irwin Miller, Chairman of the Board (1951-1977), Cummins Inc. From 1983 letter about diversity at the company.
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August 19, 2005
RSS reading and posting here
Switching to Bloglines has been great for my RSS reading. Now I can organize my list, well attempt to organize it as the job is not completed; scan and read posts from far to many blogs and the list is growing; click to open the post in a new Firefox tab; and then move to WB Editor to post information on to you and at the ASIST SIG Blogs, Wikis, Podcasting blog. At one point this morning I had six tabs open.
August 11, 2005
Lois is one of the authors of the ASIST SIG Blogs, Wikis, Podcasting blog
Just to let all of you know. I have become one of the authors of the ASIST SIG Blogs, Wikis, Podcasting blog. You can see my rather short and to the point introduction at Greetings from Indiana. At the SIG blog we will be tracking information on blogs, wikis, and podcasts...in other words I will be posting much of the same information there that I post here with the addition of info on wikis which I have not tracked extensively on prolurker.
August 01, 2005
New professional-lurker categories
I've added five new categories to better describe the information in this blog. They are: Community Service, some of the fun stuff, Conferences & Workshops...I've attended, Professional Development...learning as I go along, Professional Service...working with friends, and Research...making the world go around.
I've thought a lot about the tagging issue and have decided to stay out of that fray for now. You see from my perspective you as a reader do keyword searches to find the information you want to read, assuming you aren't regularly reading a specific site in which case neither keywords or tags matter. You pick the keywords and, hopefully, narrow your search as you work through the sites you find in the outcome. I can assign whatever tag I want to a post, but if it doesn't match your keyword then it does nothing to help you find the information I posted. So I, in essence, I see tags as something that might help a blog author find information in their own blog. Personally I too do keyword searches when I am looking for information so I see very little benefit to adding tags to my posts. As usual I reserve the right to change my mind at a later date.
August 21, 2005: I've done away with the "Conferences & Workshops...I've attended" category because I decided it was duplicated in the new "Professional Development...learning as I go along" category.