Musings of a Computer Scientist

November 18, 2012

Imagine That!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Azer Bestavros @ 11:34 pm

A provocative article by Clay Shirky (writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies) entitled Napster, Udacity, and the Academy makes parallels between the Music Industry and the Higher Education “industry”.

Quoting from the end of the article:

“In the academy, we lecture other people every day about learning from history. Now its our turn, and the risk is that we’ll be the last to know that the world has changed, because we can’t imagine—really cannot imagine—that story we tell ourselves about ourselves could start to fail. Even when it’s true. Especially when it’s true.”

Imagine that!

[Read the article]


1 Comment »

  1. I’m happy to see others making connections between higher-ed and the music industry. Could this all have been learned by an unlikely teacher splashed on the newsstands of 2000?
    I’ve curated a few thoughts to explore the idea. There may even be answers for the future.

    Thanks for sharing these thoughts.

    Comment by Mark — July 6, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

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