The unbearable permanence of forums

"Try again. Fail again. Fail better." A suitably morose quote from Samuel Beckett: you're always failing, but you can at least fail better than your previous failures. I think it's fair to say that modern education has a difficult relationship with failure. On the one hand, failure is and always has been a bad thing.… Continue reading The unbearable permanence of forums

We’re all librarians now

Say you start a brand new library from scratch. You buy an empty building and fill the walls with shelves. Then you order a load of books and they arrive in boxes. But which books go on which shelves? And what are you going to┬álabel those shelves? You could create an empty structure of categories… Continue reading We’re all librarians now