Re: RARA-AVIS: Constantine/day jobs

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 28 Nov 2001

<< ot disagreeing with you, but it's not as if you don't interact with people when you're in school, either.>>

Certainly, but the scope is narrow and the interactions are generally shallow.

<<I've met more fascinating people with diverse backgrounds in a university setting than sitting behind a desk at an office with the same 10 other people every day.>>

As an academic of many years, I agree. But the university setting is generally very harmless, very self-absorbed in a naive way. I don't find it very interesting as a subject for fiction (though David Lodge, for example, has done some great work on this very subject).

And I'd better stop these generalities before they raise a flag with our leader. I mean, what the hell! [obligatory ontopicity token].



"Don't just do something, sit there!" Thich Nhat Hanh

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