Burn the textbook

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February 1, 2012
Rad Geek People's Daily
by Rad Geek  
Posted in Commentary

"There is in the nature of things no real reason why 'the intersection of the liberal arts and technology' has to be 'a dead-end' for inquiry and intellectual debate. And no reason why it has to serve solely as a dropping-off point for massive profits to monopolistic corporations. The problem is not the technology (which has, of course, outside of the locked-down textbook market, facilitated one of the biggest and fastest explosions of access to primary sources, vigorous debate, and open-ended inquiry in the history of humanity) but the ownership of technology -- the extent to which political and corporate dominance of institutionalized education ensure that the technologies entering this intersection are overwhelmingly the technology of control." (01/30/12)


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