Thursday, June 21, 2007

Beware of information ...

... Information Ain’t the Issue . (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

"... no quantity of information, however defined, will solve our problems or advance us in the project of building a genuine civilization. "

True enough, though I'd like to know who has argued to the contrary. Moreover, lack of information is certainly not useful. The title of the post indicates what the body of the post ignores - that this is not about about information: It is about access and authority.

And by the way, though I admire Mortimer Adler immensely, I am not sure that everyone is educable. But practically everyone is trainable, which is why colleges and universities, as enrollment has increased, have turned themselves more and more into training schools.

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