Here’s another collection of my forum postings. Again I cover a lot of area, all of which relates in some way to doing a PhD. I hope that you find the book interesting and that some of the ideas expressed herein are useful to you.
The subtitle of this book – “More postings of a serving PhD student” – came about partly as a description of the contents, that is, they are more postings from various web forums. Also it satisfies my delight in words that have multiple meanings. ‘Serving’ has three relevant meanings here. Firstly, ‘serving’ refers to doing ones time and duty in an important position such as that of a diplomat or in the armed services. It can also refer, of course, to ‘doing time’ in prison. I feel that, in one or other of these senses (take your pick), I am ‘serving’ my time as a PhD student. Secondly, it can refer to delivering something to a person, such as a meal. I see this book as ’serving’ up some interesting bits to you, the reader. I am ‘serving’ the postings up to you for your delectation.
Also by Rod Pitcher on obooko: