The notion that every well educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.
“All the interesting problems cross boundaries,” says David Ellwood, the dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Some straddle borders. Some straddle disciplines. Some require co-operation between business, government, academia and non-profit groups. “So you have to train people to cross boundaries.” [Source]
My other domain (http://fittingly.net) was hacked awhile back, but yesterday I finally spent some quality time with FTP, raw access logs and creative !p@5$w0RdS&, so I think my site should be back in order for now. Edit: Still hacked and I don’t have time to devote to fixing it at the moment, so I’ve moved over to my portfolio site in the meantime (maybe forever?).
I’ve missed having a blog because I don’t feel like I’m imposing my great sense of humor and self-serving life updates on anyone. I am mostly kidding about the great sense of humor thing, though someone DID tell me I was rather humorous the other day and I nearly proposed to him. Anyway, I know at least three people read this so I’m updating for you!
Frank Tyger said, “Progress is not created by contented people.” — This site is a work in progress. There are quite a few glitches that I need to take care of, but for the most part, this is officially up and running. Keep in touch. ;-)