[FoRK] The Internet Is a Major Driver of the Growth of Cognitive Inequality

Gary Stock gstock at nexcerpt.com
Mon Feb 27 10:59:26 PST 2012


And one uses the internet to get dumber, while the progressive uses it 
to get smarter ;-)

On 2/27/12 10:17 AM, geege schuman wrote:
> Or both are just mutually independent fact.
>
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer<greg at bolcer.org>wrote:
>
>> One man's income inequality is another man's economic freedom and mobility.
>>
>> Greg
>>
>>
>> On 2/26/2012 10:06 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>>
>>> http://motherjones.com/kevin-**drum/2012/02/internet-major-**
>>> driver-growth-cognitive-**inequality<http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/02/internet-major-driver-growth-cognitive-inequality>
>>>
>>>
>>> Moral of the story: the internet makes dumb people dumber and smart
>>>> people smarter. If you don't know how to use it, or don't have the
>>>> background to ask the right questions, you'll end up with a head full
>>>> of nonsense. But if you do know how to use it, it's an endless wealth
>>>> of information. Just as globalization and de-unionization have been
>>>> major drivers of the growth of income inequality over the past few
>>>> decades, the internet is now a major driver of the growth of cognitive
>>>> inequality. Caveat emptor.


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