On being able to find things
In a column by that title, Nigel Thrift, vice-chancellor and president of University of Warwick, muses on an information-glutted world (ours!) where interpretation, persuasion, and interdisciplinary methods grow all the more important. He writes:
But what is clear is that it becomes even more incumbent upon academics to be able to interpret and communicate information. Thus, a thorough grounding in what are usually interdisciplinary methods has now become an ever-more-important aspect of academe in both the social sciences and the humanities.
See what you think of the fresh examples late in his brief essay. (Chronicle of Higher Education online, 9/17/12)
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