Category Archives: A Historical Perspective

Education or Programming?

There is a fine line between education and programming. Unfortunately, the two are often confused. Programming is not education because education is far more than that. In this regard, consider the following: The Oxford English Dictionary presents meanings that words … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Things Not so Long Ago – Furor Teutonicus

“Back and back, past the Friedrich Krupps and the Anton and Georg and Wilhelm and Heinrich Krupps — and the Katharinas and Helenes and Gertruds and Theodoras, the Krupp Valkyrie — back beyond the first glinting razor-sharp bayonets, the first … Continue reading

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Professional Intellectuals?

“We have now entered a phase in history when the monopoly over learning and the publication of intelligence have fallen to professional intellectuals―an anomaly, especially in the history of the English-speaking peoples, going against the grain of the nonintellectual genius … Continue reading

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To Think about Thinking…

“…it is not among the common people that the slowness in the development of new ideas is most apparent.  As Arthur Koestler wrote in The Sleepwalkers (1958), “The inertia of the human mind and its resistance to innovation are most … Continue reading

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