Stylistic Devices In The Balloon of the Mind

The Fleeting Mind A poet’s struggle to write is one of the last places one would think to draw inspiration; yet, in W.B. Yeats’ poem “The Balloon of the Mind,” the narrator does just that. The four-lined poem, using personification, analogy, and an overarching metaphysical conceit, manages to expose the hard work and dedication required … Read more

Dickens’ novels, Hard Times

The shortest of Dickens’ novels, Hard Times, was also, until quite recently, the least regarded of them. The comedy is savagely and scornfully sardonic, to the virtual exclusion of the humour – that delighted apprehension of and rejoicing in idiosyncrasy and absurdity for their own sakes, which often cuts right across moral considerations and which … Read more

A Comparison of Two Network Operating Systems

The decision to utilize Microsoft Windows NT Server or one of the many Unix operating systems is the concern of many IS managers around the world today. Unix is not a single operating system; it refers to a family of operating systems which includes AIX, BSDI, Digital UNIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Pyramid, … Read more

Communication In The Workplace

During spring and summer of ’98 I underwent a six month internship in the information services department of a major company in my country Botswana. The company , Botswana power corporation is the sole producer and distributor of electricity in Botswana. As a company with branches all over the country it is easy to understand … Read more