A REQUEST: ARTICLES, SI, VIDEOS, NO

Hi folks... I have a serious request, a plea really to those of you who know I have no time for videos, but yet who continue to send them. I get hundreds of emails per day. What sending videos does is this to add more emails that I have to open, and then delete or file for review and possible blogging. I don't mind articles because I can quickly scan through them in far less time than listening, or watching, a video. So please, do not send me videos or show links to listen to; I simply don't have the time. Thanks everyone.

8 thoughts on “A REQUEST: ARTICLES, SI, VIDEOS, NO”

  1. Perhaps it would be helpful to have a member-only page on the website where members can post links for your consideration as well as consideration by other members.

    Or perhaps a page where a member can give a link to an article with a very short amount of space to give a quick frame of reference for the article; once entered and submitted then the information could post to a page seen only by Dr. Farrell.

    1. One can log in and post items(links/comments/etc.) on one’s wall for logged in members and/or admin’s.

      One can also communicate privately with other members, friends or not. I have done this a couple of times so far.

      1. Yes, you are quite right. Thank you for your comment.

        But my thought continues on with the idea of a form on a dedicated member page for submitting such information directly to Dr. Farrell (for his perusal in his copious free time) as a way to bypass overloading his inbox.

  2. Dr. Farrell, is it correct that you prefer articles to be sent to your e-mail address rather than via messaging on this website?

  3. marcos toledo

    Yes Joseph one can scan a written article faster and edit out in you mind what not worth reading, than stream a video trying to find the important stuff in it.

  4. It occurs to me it’s becoming harder and harder to find articles unattached to videos. Here in Providence I know there was a bus crash down the street day before yesterday which would horrify anyone familiar with the Brown University/RISD area beyond what you would expect from the damage count (though 9 people were hospitalized). There was no reason for it and it could have been so much worse. At the same time most News Outlets are presenting things like a dashcam video of what the bus was doing or two bicyclists entering the tunnel (which is illegal but is something we gave been doing since it was a trolley tunnel before the New Deal. And of course that means that by giving us video the news outlets are making it harder for us old fogies to discuss why this matters to us. Which I guess is the point – to dumb us down. And it’s happening all over the news. I guess they are just trying to preempt intelligent discussion.

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