How we ended up in an era of intentional ignorance

December 27, 2017

Here’s a six-month old essay about online media that resonated with me for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I was an early-ish analyst blogger in the learning space (2006) and blogged the same way the writer did back then (quick commentary vs in-depth analysis) and secondly, it’s a sad and accurate story of how we got to where we are today – from WordPress-powered “Hello World” reflective blogs to memes and to trolls on Reddit – basically, a whole bunch of garbage. Perhaps I’m just part of the noise. Definitely.

“…instead of this promised blossoming of the modern mind, instead of education in an instant, we snapped our fingers and got entertainment, a medium without prerequisites, perplexity, and exposition.”

Big Wide Logic | Internet Stone Soup | July 10, 2017

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