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

Memorable Quotes — 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