Patter Chatter Volume 1: B. L Gilbert
As a crucial component of our nation´s critical infrastructure, the health sector is an obvious and wide open target for bad actors. Hackers, both state sponsored and mercenary, have been effortlessly pummeling our health sector networks while organizations do little to stop them. A firewall and anti-virus software will do little to stop intruders yet little, if anything, is being done to create standards to thwart a breach. Cybersecurity-centric components must be included in the curriculum of anyone studying health IT, HIPAA and healthcare informatics as these are the first victims that will be under cyber-attack in any organization in which they are employed. Xerox State healthcare, Anthem, AvMed, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Nemours Foundation and others experienced breaches that have affected millions of innocent victims but little is being done to solve the issue of educating gatekeepers of the information. Sloppy cybersecurity hygiene stems from minimal standards for information security in the workplace. The kneejerk reaction to a breach is typically restricted to chaotic chatter while actual strategies to thwart future attack are hardly mentioned therefor the attack surface continues to go unprotected as the IoT (Internet of Things) continues to evolve. Sophisticated and determined bad actors such as PLA Unit 61398, Topsec, Blackvine and Hidden Lynx are only a few of the multitude of Chinese initiatives to infiltrate, exfiltrate and corrupt the networks of America´s healthcare sector. The shocking truth is that we are virtually voluntary victims as there is no cybersecurity hygiene and zero cybersecurity-centric culture being taught in hospitals, insurance companies, nursing schools or text books. Cybersecurity basics should be taught in every nursing school and healthcare informatics class yet this topic remains eerily absent from current curriculum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048978/bk_acx0_048978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before the Vietnam War, most Americans would have been hard pressed to locate Vietnam on a map. War broke out between Communist North Vietnam and South Vietnam around the end of the ´50s. Kennedy´s administration tried to prop up the South Vietnamese with training and assistance, but the South Vietnamese military was feeble. Johnson sent fewer than 5,000 Marines to Vietnam in early 1965, but he quickly upped it to 200,000 by the end of the year. There was no going back. By the end of the decade, Vietnam had left tens of thousands of Americans dead, spawned a counterculture with millions of protesters, and destroyed a presidency. And more was still yet to come. The Vietnam War remains one of the most controversial events in American history, and it bitterly divided the nation. It is somewhat ironic that the most famous monument commemorating the war is also on one of the most serene spots in the nation´s capital. The Vietnam Wall is a place of almost eerie silence where even children cease their chatter. Rising out of the ground like an ancient obelisk, it calls upon its visitors to stop talking and to look and gaze upon the magnitude of America´s great mistake, a war that began in whispers and ended in tears. At the same time, the monument speaks volumes not just about the nature of war but the utter catastrophe that occurred in Southeast Asia. Visitors who may have come from the bustling Lincoln Memorial nearby are often struck by the length of the wall, a solemn but powerful reminder that Vietnam claimed nearly 60,000 American lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Diepenbrock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037405/bk_acx0_037405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book explores the value for literary studies of the model of communication known as relevance theory. Drawing on a wide range of examples-lyric poems by Yeats, Herrick, Heaney, Dickinson, and Mary Oliver, novels by Cervantes, Flaubert, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton-nine of the ten essays are written by literary specialists and use relevance theory both as a broad framing perspective and as a resource for detailed analysis. The final essay, by Deirdre Wilson, co-founder (with Dan Sperber) of relevance theory, takes a retrospective view of the issues addressed by the volume and considers the implications of literary studies for cognitive approaches to communication. Relevance theory, described by Alastair Fowler as ´nothing less than the makings of a radically new theory of communication, the first since Aristotle´s´, offers a comprehensive pragmatics of language and communication grounded in evidence about the ways humans think and behave. While designed to capture the everyday murmur of conversation, gossip, peace-making, hate speech, love speech, ´body-language´, and the chatter of the internet, it covers the whole spectrum of human modes of communication, including literature in the broadest sense as a characteristically human activity. Reading Beyond the Code is unique in using relevance theory as a prime resource for literary study, and it is also the first to claim that the model works best for literature when understood in the light of a broader cognitive approach, focusing on a range of phenomena that support an ´embodied´ conception of cognition and language. This broadened perspective serves to enhance the value for literary studies of the central claim of relevance theory, that the ´code model´ is fundamentally inadequate to account for human communication, and in particular for the modes of communication that are proper to literature.