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The purpose of this blog is to serve as an outlet for my thoughts on (1) financial accounting and its regulation, (2) the necessity of using social media in accounting and accounting education, (3) higher education in general and accounting education in particular, and (4) cool things including accounting humor and accounting movies.
This blog is all about my reaction. The Summa presents my commentary. I write opinion pieces and editorials. Of course, my opinions are informed, very informed.
For years I have been sending e-mail posts to AECM–Accounting Education Using Computers and Multimedia, the international e-mail listserv for accounting professors. To some extent, this blog permits me to write at greater length on the listserv issues to which I respond. An added benefit is I can avoid filling my colleagues’ e-mail inbox with so much junk.
The Summa is a reference to a book by Brother Luca Pacioli, a famous mathematician and professor of the late 1400s and early 1500s. Pacioli is famous for two books: Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita (Everything About Arithmetic, Geometry and Proportion – published in 1494), and De divina proportione (Of Divine Proportion – illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci). It is in the Summa that Pacioli included a description of the bookkeeping/accounting system of Venice. In honor of this contribution, Pacioli has carried for centuries the title of Father of Accounting.His section on bookkeeping was republished several times over the next four centuries, often under the name of a different author.
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Although I am a professor now at the the George Dean Johnson, Jr., College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina–Upstate, the thoughts presented in this blog are my own and not those of the College or University. My right to publish these thoughts is protected by academic freedom, as is my obligation to publish those thoughts in any medium I deem appropriate. USC Upstate does not tell me what to write nor does it tell me where to publish. I do not know if anyone at USC Upstate either agrees or disagrees with the ideas presented here.
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