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The triple whammy of an ageing boomer cohort

The original title of this think-piece was longer and more informative: The triple whammy of an ageing boomer cohort and the need for generational change in voluntary societies

My starting point was observing, over the last ten years or more, wildly diverse clubs experiencing similar problems without realising that their problems are, in fact, generational and therefore common.

I will talk about “voluntary groups” but the term should be interpreted very broadly: my comments apply, more or less, to all unpaid activity outside the home: to amateur orchestras, tennis clubs, gardening clubs and Amnesty groups alike. And my “voluntary workforce” covers tuckshop helpers, NGO committee members, Op-shop volunteers, and everyone else who contributes unpaid hours to the community.       Continue reading “The triple whammy of an ageing boomer cohort”

Recent additions

A small flurry of recent additions to this blog:

They all date back to 2007 – 08 and have been posted here under approximately the dates they were written., i.e., way down towards the bottom of the blog, which is why this note seemed worth writing.

Just by way of an afterthought: I wonder whether I would have been quite so keen to republish Journey and its sequels if we hadn’t just suffered through Morrison’s failed attempt to legislate extra privileges for religious groups.

Analogue : Digital

If we wander into any art gallery which shows a variety of work we are likely to see pictures identified as “digital images”, but the term is problematic. An “image” is something we see, but in what ways can an image be “digital”? And what, really, is the artwork?

Analogue vs digital

Technically, digital is contrasted with analogue. Analogue changes in any quantity are continuous, i.e. smooth at every scale, while digital changes are discrete, stepwise. For instance, the minute hand of an analogue clock moves smoothly and its position can be read to any desired accuracy, while a digital clock will say the time is (e.g.) 8.22 p.m until it says 8.23 p.m.

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