Thursday, 25 June 2020

Recent Comments

There have been comments on the following postings since the last update:

Memories of Malaysia: Penang and the Kinta Valley
Return to Chingola
Why good technical English is essential for journal papers
2019 MEI Young Person's Award to Nikhil Dhawan
Memories of our first journey to Cape Town in 1969
Comminution: developments and thoughts over the past decade
AusIMM Honorary Fellowships to Tim Napier-Munn and John Ralston
Is the reopening of mines creating boundless joy?
Is mining facing its second existential crisis?
We'll meet again....
40 years of Mineral Processing Technology
In search of Dolcoath, Cornwall's greatest mine
Should we be reducing our alcohol consumption?
St. Ives to Zennor: one of the classic Cornish coastal path walks

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  1. So nice, Barry, for taking us through a long journey from bringing back to recollect some landmarks in profession to whether alcohol is good for health.
    I do not know what filters you used to select these comments but most worth recollecting.

  2. I moderate all comments that come to the blog, TC. I get many each day but most are completely irrelevant, advertising all manner of things. I greatly appreciate all comments that are accepted- I just wish there were more and that more people would become involved

  3. Yes Barry; such recollections are good to people like me to see how far we travelled; more to encourage young starters to plan their future.
    I read each of them again and really they cover a wide spectrum--your writing that book( how much you must have read/digested and then put it in such a manner that it has such a long life( with help from others at a latter stage), the recognition to various persons of all age groups--
    Not only in our field but across all sections of Academic and R&D community, I notice some hesitation to participate and communicate.
    I myself ask many questions(may be stupid to experts) but communication is the backbone of personal development and professional progress---so much to learn--

    1. I agree with you TC regarding communication. Unfortunately many professionals are way too busy or don’t want to communicate, but I have never minded opening myself up to criticism. Makes life interesting!


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