Monday, October 08, 2012

There’s no app for answering deep questions - The Boston Globe

Excerpt from a Howard Gardner interview
"You maintain that the emergence of digital media has been as transformative as the invention of the printing press, a fundamental shift in the way the world works.
The printing press brought written material into the hands of everyone who could read, and it made knowledge accessible to the masses. The digital media present information of all sorts in a variety of symbolic modes — not just words but sounds, pictures, music. They allow instant transmission of content all over the world. And most important, they allow each of us to create content and share it with anyone else with access to a digital platform. It is as if everyone had a printing press and everyone could author books and share them with people across the globe. And also songs and photos and videos."
There’s no app for answering deep questions - The Boston Globe
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