But most economists disdain the "evidence" of history, regarding it as little better than anecdotage
. They approach history by one route: econometrics.
Tandon, the legendary first Indian Chairman of Hindustan Lever, had once told this reviewer that the art of writing an autobiography was in striking a balance between being anecdotal and becoming an anecdotage
. Dhruba Narayan Ghosh passes that test brilliantly.
We were two old fogies telling anecdotes before anecdotage
Now in my own anecdotage
, I confess to a great deal of sadness in reading Cultivating Ecologies for Digital Media Work.
Further piecemeal evidence of the kind I present below, to be clear, is not dispositive--mere anecdotage
is no more conclusive when offered in rebuttal than when offered as part of a case-in-chief.
Holland makes the most of her access to the humans in this horse's tale and provides a bright and illuminating account of Arkle's trainer Tom Dreaper, surprising even Dreaper's son Jim with the depth of previously untapped information and anecdotage
The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage
. West Conshohocken, PA: Infinity Publishing, 2009.
"It's very much about anecdotes, as I'm in my anecdotage
It was not mere anecdotage
. It was the sheer momentaneous life of the continent.
Although I am old enough to be in my anecdotage
, I just do not have many interesting stories to tell.
Jennings has two characteristic modes of speech: I call them "anecdotage
" and "romantic conjecture." The anecdote is a form beloved by Tom Bertram in Mansfield Park, whose talk is full of "entertaining stor[ies] about 'my friend such a one'" (52).
After Nathaniel Hawthorne died in 1864, as Julian averred in his anecdotage
, "I had become the Head of the Family, and mustn't leave them unprotected." (3) He also had a proprietary interest to protect: he believed he owned his family history.