Monday, June 04, 2007

The Art Of Lecture

The main teaching vehicle of the university professor is the lecture, a performance that is agony for some and a delight for others, particularly hams. I belong to the latter category. A dull fifty-minute lecture can be an affliction for audience and lecturer alike, as I well knew from having sat through, and delivered, many. On my off days, I have looked out at my hapless victims--sitting in a halo of numb boredom, slack-jawed and staring, fighting to stay awake--and I despised myself for inflicting this on fellow humans.
- Robert F. Murphy, The Body Silent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Watch out Jon - they're coming for you!