Jacques du Plessis

Research and Interests
Navorsing en Belangstellings

• Curriculum Vitae
• Genealogie: Du Plessis, De Villiers, Krause, Rautenbach
• My Gedigte / My Poems / Mes Poθmes
• www.afrikaans.us
• Afrikaans for Credit (High School or College)
• Research Papers
• Blog: www.sociotechdisruptive.blogspot.com
• College Stats — A Reference
• Smart City Blog
• A Scaffold-for-Learning Initiative

My Favorite Quotes from
Vaclav Havel's inaugural address:

1. Our main enemy today is our own bad traits:
indifference to the common good, vanity, personal ambition, selfishness, and rivalry.
The main struggle will have to be fought on this field.

2. The worst thing is that we live in a contaminated moral environment.
We fell morally ill because we became used to saying something different from what we thought.
We learned not to believe in anything, to ignore each other, to care only about ourselves.
Concepts such as love, friendship, compassion, humility, or forgiveness lost their depth and dimensions,
and for many of us they represented only psychological peculiarities,
or they resembled gone-astray greetings from ancient times,
a little ridiculous in the era of computers and spaceships.

Laaste Aanwins: 2024

Dr. Jacques du Plessis
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee