The "question" (well, only a simpleton would take it as such, when it
is obviously polemic) did not come from a university context; rather, it
came from my office in the real world.
> >There are very few such people, and
> >few of those would want much to do with universities
> - even though they don't seem to work in *industry*, because
> >Market forces don't
> >proscribe [sic] quality. Most people are content with mediocrity, which is
> >why television and radio makes money. No room for bright sparks there.
"[sic]"? Indeed, market forces do not proscribe quality - nor do
they prescribe it - which is not to say that quality does not arise
within a context governed by market forces. On the other hand,
universities prescribe education and knowledge, and often fail
What else would you like to misunderstand?
-- Iain Sinclair