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  1. Jun 2021
    1. one of the beliefs that seems to be characteristic of the postmodernist mind set is the idea that politics and cleverness are the basis for all judgments about quality or truth, regardless of the subject matter or who is making the judgment

      hmmm...this needs to be unpacked...I might start by suggesting that critical theory does indeed often explore how judgements of quality and truth are shaped by politics, power, desire, knowledge, etc, but that's not a point against such work, but rather a recognition of part of its main practice.

      Cleverness is another matter...there's quite a bit of cleverness here in Morningstar's post, so should we judge it less worthy?

  2. Feb 2021
    1. but what does it mean to be clever, and how can you teach someone to be clever?

      Head Scratcher: How do you teach "cleverness"? This is a tough question and I feel that it is hard to understand for most instructors. How do I get my students to be more creative and clever, I believe we usually feel that students either are or are not creative and thats the end of the story. So really maybe we are the ones at fault for not teaching studetns to be "creative".

  3. Oct 2020
    1. Longstanding controversy surrounds the meaning of the term "hacker". In this controversy, computer programmers reclaim the term hacker, arguing that it refers simply to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks[5] and that cracker is the more appropriate term for those who break into computers, whether computer criminals (black hats) or computer security experts (white hats).
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  6. Sep 2013
    1. Now, in fact, no citizen has ever been harmed either by my “cleverness” or by my writings, and I think the most convincing proof of this is furnished by this trial; for if any man had been wronged by me, even though he might have held his tongue up till now, he would not have neglected the present opportunity, but would have come forward to denounce me or bear witness against me.

      He is trying to prove that he has not corrupted anyone because no one has ever complained.

    2. in order that if I shall appear to speak well, I may show that I am subject to the charges which he has made about my cleverness; while if it turns out that I speak less ably than he has led you to expect, you may think that mine is the weaker cause.

      The problem of rhetoric as a whole. There needs to be a balance.