On knowledge sharing and dissemination
... when circulating a working paper for comments, never put on "citations only permitted with the permission of author"
or "no parts of this paper can be used without permission of author". Rather, say "when using parts of this paper please give proper citation and help yourself". Be delighted if someone wants to quote you ... (p.7)
Source: Glaser, B. G. (2006) The roots of grounded theory. The Grounded Theory Review, 5(2/3), 1-10.
Friday, 29 April 2011
Real Lesson in Physics
Im..., being the first born, was prone to difficult moments in the beginning. He was about four when he started pre-school. He was an inquisitive young man but teacher could not gave that full attention. He needed special times and I used to take him out of the class to give him that time.
That day he was crying. I can't recall the cause for the tears and runny nose. But he was really upset. So I took him away and chatted with him.
That's the way with him ... just chat about anything but the reason for his crying. He kept on sniffing and I kept giving him the soft tissues to clear his runny nose.
He couldn't stop ... "Im ..." I said. "Remember when we talk about solid and liquid. Now this is easy. This tissue is solid. And this thing coming down from your nose is liquid! Okay?" He laughed ... and forgot the tears... AlhamduliLLAH.
* To Im ... whose full name in Arabic means: Different, unique, or excellent ... May Allah The Most High guide your every step and cloth you in wisdom.
* I have not quoted their full names. I will need their permission for this ... :-)