"Why OWLs" is a timely question, but it's one that as yet eludes
What I'd like to do, therefore, is give you
the chance to visit several OWLs for yourself and to
browse through issues
surrounding their creation and use.
Perhaps, then, this piece might offer you an overview that lets you
tackle the question for yourself, that lets you consider the possibilities of OWLs in your work, where you work. Perhaps it also might provide some perspective for the reviews
in this edition of Kairos.
Topics and Issues Surrounding OWLs
The question "Why OWLs" carries with it a number of issues:
A note on the
owl/question mark icon:
Murray Shugars created the original design
for this owl icon, and he
retains the copyright. I'll use the icon as a navigational device in
this essay. You can click on it on any page, and you'll return to