-An ornamental structure whose creation reflects a whimsical inclination on the part of the builder. -A site intended to capture and preserve the soulful and melancholy beauty of ruins. -In France, a site designed for clandestine romantic relationships. -In America, a deliberate attempt to preserve the universal symbol of democracy of ancient Greece and Rome through recreated temple forms; often seen on banks and government buildings. (From FollybyDesign.com)
Great little blog entry from 2008 about information literacy and library research. The author – an academic librarian – points out that students, as novice researchers, are out of their depth when it comes to grand projects.