Quote of the Day

“And my take on Wikipedia’s critics: The deomcratization brought by digital resources threatens to expose self-serving bureaucracies to public scrutiny, and they don’t like it.”

I ran across the above quote today on a blog post.

http://www.scienceprogress.org/2008/02/wikipedia-and-the-new-curriculum/

It seems to me that you could substitute most new resources for the word “Wikipedia” and the quote still resonates as true. Nature of change? Nature of the human condition?

In defense of those that are concerned, how do you get on the train and use whatever new technology comes along when they come so quickly and furiously? How do you know what’s worth doing and worth the time needed to understand it?

On the other hand, many kids don’t seem to have a problem with it.

Is one of the necessary skills the ability to judge a new resource instantly to ascertain its value to you or your project?

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