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Minotaure, tu dois finir ta thèse (Simon Berjeaut), paroles

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Simon Berjeaut était l'invité de Grantanfi (doctorants, l'avenir dure longtemps) sur France Culture le mercredi 21/11/2012 . Simon Berjeaut est l'auteur de la chanson du Minotaure , ou " Tu dois finir ta thèse ", message d'espoir en chanson pour les doctorants et doctorantes en mal de manuscrit, dont je vous avais parlé il y a deux mois , et qu' Igor Carron avait proposé de rendre viral sur YouTube . La vidéo se télécharge là . Et les paroles sont un peu plus bas... En passant, un coucou à mes doctorantes et doctorants en cours et diplomé.e.s : Caroline Chaux , Jérôme Gauthier , Mai Quyen-Pham , Aurélie Pirayre , Arthur Marmin , Lauriane Bouard , Sarah Fajon , Surabhi Jagtap , Louna Al Souki, ainsi que Colombe Vendeuvre et Cyril Faure. Maurits Cornelis Escher : Angels and Demons (1942) C'était à l'époque cendreuse de Eyjafjallajökull , et cette chanson évoque le piton de la Fournaise. Pourquoi le Minotaure ? Pour Th

Information overload - And no more trivia, fool!

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[Update 2014/05/20 with Ann Blair publications] There is a recent concern about information overload. Or is there? According to the following independent sources: Science 2.0 Approach to Research , by Erik Duval (not family) Academic publishing is archaic , by Daniel Lemire the problem is not so recent. Ann Blair already informed us in 2003 that there were Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload ca. 1550-1700 : The "multitude of books" was a subject of wonder and anxiety for authors who reflected on the scholarly condition in the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. In the preface to his massive project of cataloguing all known books in the Bibliotheca univeralis (1545) Conrad Gesner complained of that "confusing and harmful abundance of books," a problem which he called on kings and princes and the learned to solve.  By 1685 the situation seemed absolutely dire to Adrien Baillet, who warned: "We have reason to fear that th