A Day in the (2.0) life (Part 4)

### Serendipity: or the fundamental interconnectedness of all things

> [The World Wide Web is] the only thing I know of whose shortened form — www — takes three times longer to say than what it’s short for. – Douglas Adams

When reading [my river of news](http://crispyj2.blogspot.com/2007/06/day-in-20-life-part-2.html), I often come across interesting cross-links and related ideas. (I guess because I am reading lots of sources there are *bound *to be some that are related.) Nevertheless, I am often struck by how mysteriously [serendipitous](http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/serendipity) these discovered links often are! Take for example my experience today. Early in my feed reading I came across this [blog entry](http://swansea-learninglab.blogspot.com/2007/06/how-to-use-powerpoint.html) in the [Learning lab](http://learninglab.swan.ac.uk) about how *not *to make PowerPoint presentations. Later on, I found Tony Hirst’s [article](http://blogs.open.ac.uk/Maths/ajh59/010445.html) about Digital Media which included that video, as well as [this example of a good PowerPoint presentation]() that I’d seen and [bookmarked](http://del.icio.us/cpjobling/identity+presentation) some time ago, and much else beside. As [Dirk Gently](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirk_Gently) would probably say “be open to the *fundadamental interconnectedness of all things*.”

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Author: cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University