I just posted this on Twitter:
— Mike Ridley (@mridley) March 9, 2016
If you know me, you are probably saying to yourself: “He’s of a *certain* age, what the hell is he thinking?”
My not-so-good answer is simple: I’m interested in exploring the future of literacy (i.e. post-literacy) in a more formal, structured, and research-based way. A PhD program, and all the aspects around it, will give me that opportunity.
And, frankly, it’s an adventure. Who doesn’t want that?!
I’m not kidding myself. A PhD is going to be a huge challenge for me. I’m going to have to up my game to stay with it. But I’m very excited and hugely motivated by all those I consulted about making this decision. Thanks to you all.
So, follow my progress, or lack thereof. I’ll likely post, tweet, write, talk, and generally bore you to no end about it all. Sorry. Kinda.