has anyone seen my paradigm?
By Helen Varley Jamieson - 07/03/2007
it's been a bad day up at the university; not only did i skip my lecture (10 days into the semester & i'm running at 50% attendance), but - worse - i can't find my damn paradigm. i imagine i've carelessly left it lying around somewhere in UpStage - someone must have seen it, there was such a crowd there tonight. maybe someone else picked it up by mistake ... it's quite a nice paradigm but it's really nothing special, not something anyone would want to steal. it's about so big, fits in your pocket, & it's a shade of green that i'm quite partial to. it's a disctinctive paradigm - a little bit worn and actually held together with gaffa tape; and there's a little chip on its shoulder. ok, quite a big chip. in fact, it is the chip. to be honest, i don't know where the original paradigm is, i just found this chip lying around one day in cyberspace & it appealed to me so i picked it up & i've been carrying it with me ever since. i know i should try to track down the real owner & return it so the two pieces can be reunited, but i haven't got any other paradigm so i thought i'd hang onto this scrap of one until i find a paradigm of my own. so - have you seen my paradigm? & let me explain about the lecture - it's not as bad as it sounds. the UpStage walk-thru was scheduled for the same time as my lecture, but we'd done this ages before i knew my timetable. it was a great walk-thru, lots of participants, but i had to abandon my group & run a the compulsory tutorial, which was unfortunately pretty boring. not so the walk-thru - when i returned an hour later there were still 5 people jamming away. i am slightly concerned that i could have an attitude problem. & a little bit worried about where my paradigm has got to. maybe if i unpack a few things i might find it ...