Monthly Archives: May 2014

A maintenance update

I had a bit of a problem with my WordPress installation after an update of MySQL. I repaired a couple of tables, and things appear to be back on line.

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The University Conversion Experience, Part 2

In Part I of “The University Conversion Experience” I described the problems faced when an organization supported by a university becomes trapped in claims by the university administration that the university owns the organization for having supported it. In Part … Continue reading

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The University Conversion Experience, Part 1

The second “pillar” of university innovation is the formation of “projects.” But just what is a project, and why are projects so important? To get into this subject, let’s start with some particulars and work out. Consider, first, the problem … Continue reading

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Dystopia, Imagination, Innovation

Linda McGovern, in a web article from 1999, points out the following passage: Some of my youthful readers are developing wonderful imaginations. This pleases me. Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination … Continue reading

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Seeking that "Oh, Ass" Moment

The Oh, Ass Moment In The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells, the narrator, Bedford, a would-be businessman partnered with Cavor, an inventive genius with no social aspirations, finds himself in a bit of a pickle on the moon, … Continue reading

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