Found a wonderfully inspiring site yesterday (but regrettably am still too busy to find the time to read much or write about it): Sanjana Hattotuwa’s ICT4Peace (http://ict4peace.wordpress.com) … “ICT for Peacebuilding (hereafter referred to as ICT4Peace) is essentially, the creation of hope using technology to support a peace process. Hope is not a result of […]

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Remembering, and looking through old notebooks for, a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle that I’d scribbled down in probably my late teens, I came serendipitously upon another, wholly unrelated, quote from Alfred Radcliffe-Brown’s The Andaman Islanders (1922) that, in my neatest rounded script, I’d copied into my notebook with what I (irrelevantly, but as […]

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Have you ever noticed how Have you ever noticed how is ever more commonly used in contexts in which its rhetorical function is quite different from what might be suggested by the literal meaning of Have you ever noticed how? No longer is it a genuine, hence innocent, enquiry as to whether you have noticed […]

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I clicked through from the BBC News article “US remembers 9/11 five years on” to the ‘Have Your Say’ page and, in response to the published questions How has the world changed since the 9/11 attacks? Five years on, what has been the impact of the terror attacks in the US?, posted an innocuous but […]

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I could either write a twenty page essay here, or simply post the quote, below, from the SouthAfricanDiaspora blog and express my heartfelt wish to see people and money some day flowing in the opposite direction. A skilled worker is one of the most valuable members of any society and represents a significant investment of […]

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