Paul- well said (Theory in Anthropology). I too have been frustrated by a contributor whose postings have seemed rather self-righteous, dogmatic and unhelpfully argumentative - pre-occupied with defending and attacking, never willing to concede anything whatsoever. I consider it bad manners.
Paul, thanks for your welcome and hopefully I will able to contribute to this group as well. I'm just putting together my own thinking around the area of digital anthropology and my own research and I shall update my page shortly.
Hi! I think it is very interesting, you worked as software engineer so long and after that you started to study anthropology. I know one lecturer, who first study chemistry and physics, 8 years worked in lab. Then she started to study ethnology and nowadays she lecture sociology at university. I suppose this combination of two ways of thinking can be helpful for better understanding the culture.
Good to see you here, Paul. I know that you said you would be occupied for a couple of days. Some of us from the original Twitter group have been trying to sort out administrative responsibilities. This process is still embryonic and I hope you will find a way to take part. It took off faster than anyone expected and we need to slow down a bit and take stock of what is needed to move the OAC forward.