Interdisciplinearity LO22662

Leo Minnigh (
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 16:09:55 +0200 (MET DST)

Replying to LO22646 --

Dear Steve, dear LO'ers,

Steve wrote:

> In this country we have an expression: "Jack of all trades and master of
> none."
> The danger of interdisciplinearity is that it will produce a Jack of all
> trades who is master of none.

My spontaneous reaction to these words are:

"The specialist knows more and more about less and less, until he knows
evrything about nothing. The philosopher knows less and less about more
and more, until he knows nothing about everything"

(quoted by heart from John Ziman)

Try to meander between these two.

dr. Leo D. Minnigh
Library Technical University Delft
PO BOX 98, 2600 MG Delft, The Netherlands
Tel.: 31 15 2782226
Let your thoughts meander towards a sea of ideas.


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