Great Op-Ed Piece on Montreal’s Crumbling Infrastructures

[…] the city of Man and His World has become unsafe for women and children. The yellow brick road is crumbling. As of this morning, the clicker on a billboard outside city hall reads “003 jours depuis une catastrophe.”

Far be it from me to defend slave labour, but the pyramids are in better shape than the Champlain Bridge.

Mike Boone in Montreal’s yellow brick road keeps on crumbling.

Eclecticism FTW!

Having used the word on IRC today, I found myself looking it up to make sure there wasn’t an alternative meaning to my definition of it. Nope, they’re one and the same.

Eclecticism is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases.

It can sometimes seem inelegant or lacking in simplicity, and eclectics are sometimes criticized for lack of consistency in their thinking. It is, however, common in many fields of study.

See Eclecticism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.