Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Internet and Global Knowledge

As we discuss what Knowledge is (PJTB), how it is assimilated (L/La/E/P), and in what arenas it exists (disciplines, etc.), I began to wonder whether the internet has truly allowed us to share information the way we all assume is possible. Has it really opened our eyes to what's out there or could it have the opposite effect... Read This.

How might this affect our perception of history?

4 comments:

Vvyynn said...

By ghanging history, which is what censorship is doing, we are ALTERING history. Thus, our perception changes. We no longer see Japan as a country who started a terrible famine in Vietnam, or as a member of the "bad guys" in WWII, but as an honorable coutnry whose virtue exceeds all else.

There, I got the so-called "ball" rolling. Much like a boulder rolling down a steep hill in the underworld.

Deep Chandegara said...

The internet is really THE best way to share information, except if you live in China or N. Korea, or any other communist country where they censor the net. Look at this blog... it's probably one of the best examples of how the internet has allowed us to share information. Would we really be able to do this w/out the internet?
if you look at the negative side, there is a lot of inaccurate information out there on the net and its full of people who don't know what they're talking about (myspace.com).

by the way,vvyynn, I think its 'changing' not 'ghanging'

Vvyynn said...

Well, what do you know! You're right! Ah, Hypocrisy, where have you been all my life? Oh...you've always been with me.

I've already commented. Read.

J.Malone said...

I'm in...