Frugal Eningeering: Arunachalam Muruganantham:

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3 Responses to Frugal Eningeering: Arunachalam Muruganantham:

  1. Ah you beat me to it! I was going to post this as well.

  2. jwillglass says:

    This guy is amazing! The fact that he is dealing with what is typically viewed as a private topic, especially among men, did not seem to phase him at all. The stress his wife experienced by not being able to afford sanitary napkins inspired him to find an alternative, and as a result, he developed a product that fulfilled a need for thousands of women. He is the definition of a frugal engineer.

  3. amyskretta says:

    Taylor, I’m commenting here regarding your Gatekeeping article because for some reason a comment link is not showing up for me under that article anywhere.
    First, I like what you said about gatekeeping and its limitations. I think you did a great job synthesizing information we discussed in class into a concise article. Right at the very end of the article, you mentioned the importance of access for those who are affected by the digital divide, but nowhere else in the article is the DD mentioned. I’d like to see this line of thought expanded a bit to explain how librarians could enhance that access.
    In researching this gatekeeping topic further, I found this article on an emerging profession in the medical field: the information counselor. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC225465/?page=1 Sounds a lot like a librarian, does it not? I think you’re right on track in thinking that librarians and other information professionals are going to be MORE important, not less. And according to this article (http://jclass.umd.edu/classes/jour698m/cassidy.pdf) gatekeeping is not exclusively an online phenomenon– I think consumers have to remember that!

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