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Youth

On "Favourite" Songs

Many evenings of my youth were spent listening to Radio Caroline's "Personal Top 30s", from 6-9pm and 9pm-midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. My friends and I would write down, swap, be inspired by and gently criticise each others' choices, but none of us ever got round to posting ours in, and our chance vanished into the North Sea with the Mi Amigo in March 1980.

However, since 2008 I have listened almost constantly to Caroline, which plays "Personal Top 15s" every weekday at 10am CET, but again, I've not summoned the nerve to send mine in.

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It takes a long time to become young - Pablo Picasso

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All generations are different when they are young, then they become bankers (if they fall into grievous sin) or lawyers or doctors and they adopt the practice and disciplines necessary for their profession or task. Professions have more in common across the generations than the generations do across professions - Dave Snowden http://www.cognitive-edge.com/blogs/dave/2011/03/digital_primitives.php

On Education

There appears to be a growing consensus that mainstream education practices may not be fit for purpose to meet future global challenges, and that a wide range of alternatives should be explored.

A noteworthy recent such example is Ken Robinson's latest TED talk, on how to escape education's "death valley".

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All generations are different when they are young, then they become bankers (if they fall into grievous sin) or lawyers or doctors and they adopt the practice and disciplines necessary for their profession or task. Professions have more in common across the generations than the generations do across professions - Dave Snowden http://www.cognitive-edge.com/blogs/dave/2011/03/digital_primitives.php

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Youth is a quality, and if you have it, you never lose it - Frank L. Wright