Table-Based Elephant

Profoundly useful thought by Will Davies in reference to 40% cut to teaching budgets in UK universities:

“As universities set about swallowing this noxious potion, it’s interesting to reflect that policy wonks, innovation gurus and (for largely strategic reasons) many university representatives themselves have spent much of the last 20 years heralding the benefits of a “knowledge-based economy”, without at any point considering that if an elephant clambers upon an antique table and stands there, the elephant will undoubtedly be “table-based”, potentially even after the table legs have inevitably given way.” (“Thought for the Day”, Potlatch, October 21, 2010)


    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

    You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


    Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: