Sunday, August 12, 2007

Siemen's reading

In this week's reading I really felt that this phrase summed up what we are learning in this networking class. Knowing where to find the knowledge in the computer is what is essential. There is just too much information out there to try to remember everything. But knowing where to find the information is key.
"Filling a gap in our neural networks creates new pathways.
So what does this have to do with decentralized knowledge?
“Know where” is replacing “know what” and “know how.” The
rapid, continual knowledge flow cannot be contained and held in the
human mind. To survive, we extend ourselves through our networks:
computers, humans, databases, and still unfolding new tools.
Our co-workers no longer sit at a different desk. They sit in a different
I started reading "The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedman about two years ago and got through about half of it. It has been sitting in a bookcase since then. Everything I am learning seems to connect back to what is discussed in the book about being connected and what Jeff is teaching us. I especially like the sentence that are coworkers, in our case, teacher is in a different country. As soon as I am done with this class I am going back to finish that book.

The World is Flat

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