This ain't your momma's world any more

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Think the Internet is irrelevant?

via Brad.


  1. Wow.

    Mind boggling and a little scary, too.

    This one got me: a week's worth of the New York Times contains more information than someone in the 18th century would receive in a lifetime.

    No wonder I have difficulty remembering things. There is so much more to remember!

    Plus, anything I do learn and remember will be obsolete soon. Makes you wonder why we bother to spend so much on educating ourselves, when much of what we will know and learn in the future will be acquired on our own, informal educational time.

  2. It is truly mind blowing.

    But Marc, it is sad that some people spend so much time educating themselves when they will have to re-take it in two to three years anyways.

    Also, it shows how bad the education system is in North America. Some country who standards are well below what North America is can produce smarters people than North America.

    Finally, I guess we knew what India does in their spare time and that is have a lot of sex.

  3. The part about the technical students being out of date by the time they graduate is disturbingly accurate. Thankfully our uni department knows this and is quite honest about it, telling us that they are trying to teach us to be self sufficient in learning new technologies as they come out.


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