hmmm, yes it is interesting.
I just came across a good article that touches on a cousin issue - and that certainly seems worth sharing under this thread:
The Death Of Expertise
CC: Just read the article, interesting, true in the large sense. I am adding it to the folder I have just started folder on “communication science.” Note: I have been rereading Crossan"s “The Birth of Christianity” and his chapters on the differences between oral societies and literate societies has piqued my interest in the “communication revolution” we are going through now with the internet.
One thing that I have observed, not just in this article, is that many teachers/professors seem to have reservations about Google and also Wikipedia in that it might threaten their livelihood. They can no longer just teach dry facts and expect their students to be happy with merely memorizing and repeating back these facts. (Admittedly I have a prejudice here as that was my major problem when I went to school, and one of the main reasons I didn’t continue my education after my BA. ) I do agree that we need listen to the experts in many different fields, its called division of labor, but these experts also must also realize that they have to sell their knowledge not just try to pontificate with it.