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June 06, 2003
Rocket science in a pizza parlour

Here's an interesting piece of education. You know the expression "It's not rocket science". Well, this is rocket science. "Rocket science made simple." It's linked to by Glenn Reynolds here, to illustrate how easy it is now to educate yourself, wherever you are. I tried copying and pasting some of it, but couldn't make the actual equations work ("simple" is a matter of degree with rocket science), so you'll just have to go there yourself if you want to learn more.

It's the same observation as the one about why homeschooling works so much better now than it used to. The average home is now better informed than even the best university a couple of generations ago.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 02:44 PM
Category: Home educationThe Internet

Glen is certainly right about the "horizontal" part. Most of what appears on the internet is not high quality knowledge given in much depth. I have bookcases full of that sort of stuff. Rather the internet is a quick fact at your fingertips, which is pretty damn neat...

Comment by: Lucas Wimn on June 8, 2003 01:46 AM
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