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10 Things Technophobes Say

10 Things Technophobes Say

Thesis time. Sucks. Thesis-time coping strategies have included copious amounts of procrastination, escapism and reading ancient books like Everett Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovations; not only one of the most cited books I have encountered during my course, but the 2nd most cited book in social sciences. It’s no wonder. I love him, I love the Diffusion of … Continue reading

Rhetoric and Sophistry (Part 1): The Beef

Rhetoric and Sophistry (Part 1): The Beef

The word rhetoric originates from the Greek “rhetorike techne”, meaning “art of an orator”. These days, “rhetoric” is often used to describe the wordy, exaggerated and tedious use of language in writing or speech, an ‘art’ preferred by politicians, philosophers, lawyers and the like.  Sophistry, according to dictionary.com, is “tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious … Continue reading