Politics: ETEC 510
Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments
Politics shape the landscape that we operate in. A savvy Samurai knows the ins and outs of political intrigue. Not only does political know-how help a Samurai serve his master astutely, it protects his continued survival in a milieu of uncertainty. Through service to various princes and warlords, I learned the intricacies of palace life and began to see the tangled logic in the chaos of the battlefield. Often, victory in an engagement could be assured if our side was able to dictate the location and terms of the combat. One cannot change the rising and falling of the sun, but one can ensure it is in the enemies eyes and not his own.