Serendipity Without Stacks

Chloe Horning, Publisher's own license, Jan 07, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I too remember the phrase "serendipity of the stacks", and on those occasions I browsed through a library I would experience it (that's how I discovered Nicholas Rescher)(but generally I kept my library visits goal-oriented and brief, because the dust on all the untouched books gave me headaches). But like Chloe Horning, whose "focus is on providing space and technology to promote collaboration," I agree that "from that collaboration, intellectual serendipity can surely arise." There are many routes to Serendip. I like to think OLDaily is one for many people.

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