Though not scholarship my clumsy mash-up above that includes a grab from Martin Weller’s book ‘The Digital Scholar’ is both encouraged and permitted under the creative commons licence under which the book was published in 2011.
In the past I grabbed and Tweeted so many chunks as I read ‘The Digital Scholar’ that Martin Weller popped into the fray to ask if I planned to Tweet the entire book – at which point I stopped. Rather like a member of an audience who keeps applauding wildly after everyone else has stopped so that the eventually the performer catches their eye.
If nothing else the words fast, cheap and out of control will stick.
They would have stuck had I gone to the authors cited above and I had read them (I will). The two acts have something in common and are perhaps the same as far as brain activity is concerned: the thought has held my attention for twenty minutes.
Other ideas have been to cut and paste chunks of the book into illegible fonts. Not as daft as it sounds as being obliged to struggle with the text requires effort and so helps the information to stick.
Time and effort … and a wee bit of fun makes the medecine go down?
And something out of control
Weller, M (2011) The Digital Scholar @5% Kindle Location 299