"I loathed committee meetings then and I loathe them now. My whole life has been a fight to avoid them as much as possible. A losing fight. I would so much rather do things than talk about doing them.Those who sit in committee rooms rule the world, of course, which is lovely if that is what you want to do, but those who rule the world get so little opportunity to run about and laugh and play in it."It seems that Mr Fry has been the victim, as so many are, of having to go to meetings for the sake of going to meetings. Which reminds me of this poster:
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Stephen Fry and Meetings
Yes, I have been quoting stuff from Stephen Fry's second autobiography, The Fry Chronicles, over on In Defence of Reason too (Stephen Fry on the Bible), but here is some more gold.
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
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