Discourse Papers

Discourse Papers is a collection of writings that I openly publish online. They are a result of my ongoing study and are highly theoretical. DP is simply an incubator for my thoughts and arguments as they are developing. The purpose herein is discourse, thus the papers are not substantially based in research methods or on data, and must be taken for what they are: open discussions. Most argue a basic point and are formally written and published in this manner for distribution and citation purposes. Sections of these papers, or similar thoughts, may also be found scattered throughout my formal academic publications. Feedback and counter-arguments are welcomed.

© 2013 by Brian R. Hall. All rights reserved. Short sections of text may be quoted without explicit permission provided that full credit, including copyright notice, is given to the source.

Discourse Paper No. 3 - ELLUL AND I "CONNECTED": A TECHNOLOGIST'S RESPONSE TO A PHILOSOPHER'S PROPOSITIONS CONCERNING LINKEDIN
     This paper is a methodical examination of four propositions posited by the philosopher Jacques Ellul
     accompanied by a technologist’s reflection on the propositions concerning the technique/technology
     LinkedIn.



Discourse Paper No. 2 - TECHNOLOGY AND THINKING: A CONFLICT
     This is a discussion of the relationship between technology and thinking.
     The argument is made that technology is a deintellectualizing surrogate.



Discourse Paper No. 1 - ICT: THE CORE BUSINESS OF INDUSTRY
     I argue that information, communication, and technology are the business of modern industry.
     These elements must be mastered to succeed in the global marketplace.