Journal of Futures Studies

Being a Datorling

by Jordi Serra

Introduction

Writing about Jim Dator was truly one of the toughest things that I have ever done; I struggled with this for weeks and I was full of doubt as I wrote and rewrote the lines below. Writing about my father would not have been so challenging but, then again, in many senses, Jim is my spiritual father. I have said it many times: Jim is one of the most influential people in my life. In my professional and academic life, surely he has been the most influential. In other words, if my father was key in understanding how I am in body and character, Jim was equally key to comprehend the futurist in me.(continue…)

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Journal of Futures Studies

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Taipei, Taiwan 251
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ISSN 1027-6084