Friday, January 06, 2006

A not-so-subliminal message from Google


This 'quote of the day' appears in Google's personalized home page today:

The least of learning is done in the classrooms.

-- Thomas Merton

This is not encouraging at all. I start teaching today.

6 Comments:

  1. Patrix said...

    Nah! Don't believe them...Best of luck teaching this year.

  2. Sue said...

    I would usually agree to that statement. Unless the class is taught by exceptional teachers - which makes all the difference. All the best for teaching in the new year! :)

  3. Mridula said...

    Abi, all the best for the teaching. I am so sorry I could not say this earlier but it was Horrible to see IISC being attacked. I was traveling at that time. The attack leaves me really distressed.

  4. Apurva said...

    Well, it depends on the teacher :)

  5. Suhail said...

    All the best!

  6. Abi said...

    Patrix, Sue, Mridula, Apurva, Suhail: thanks for your comments. Thanks also for expressions of support from some of you.

    The masters of the universe -- I mean, Google -- may have had an interesting and timely message for me (and others like me). But I like that quote by Thomas Merton, it's so ... liberating.