Technology and HE admin

Technology just makes us all busier
I’m hardly the first to point out that instead of consuming the time-saving benefits of information technology by making the work day less pressured, we have found other ways of filling up the time. Now that we have such whizzy computers, university administrators can do valuable things that we had no time for before, such as making sure every member of the department has signed a piece of paper swearing that they know where the fire exits are.

Something about this article makes me very cross. Is it just because it’s lazy? attacking an easy target? horribly missing the point and overlooking all the positives and changes for good? Or perhaps that little dig from an academic at university administration (FOR GOD’S SAKE, CHANGE THE RECORD)?

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