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

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Mon Feb 27 12:12:46 PST 2012


Wait, did you just paraphrase "a rising tide lifts all boats"?

On 2/27/2012 12:06 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> Many people don't learn the right meta-knowledge, or learn
> anti-patterns, both which prevent them from bootstrapping into a
> virtuous cycle.
>
> This happens for knowledge in general, benefiting from the Internet, and
> economically. Because of the fortunate genesis plus thoughtful guidance
> of enlightened souls, the Internet as a whole tries pretty hard to help
> people with this. Economically, you can break out with major effort, but
> many doers should be doing more to help others. While there are a few
> short-term ways that things can be competitive in fixed opportunity
> situations, overall more competent people grows the pie. The world, and
> the world of possibilities, is elastic.
>
> sdw
>

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