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...urprising or new; this information, this same request, has been expressed in previous years. The Lecturer knows it well, as he sees the same statements on the doors of his colleagues. So the Lecturer prints out the sign about PBRF and pins it on his door. Havel is concerned with the reasons why the Lecturer does that. The Lecturer has always done so, because he is aware of the consequences of not displaying it; he could be ‘punished’ and be co...

...ging to fill all available space—on bookshelves, in libraries, on hard drives, in cyberspace, in recycling bins both virtual and real—, the routinised, treadmilled research being funded and churned out under ever-intensifying PBRF and equivalent pressures isn’t necessarily making things ‘clearer’ or ‘deeper’, or shifting conceptual frontiers in any particular direction or manner. Indeed, the principal purpose of an idea seems to be that it can be...


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