Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wikipedia and The Anti-Intellectual Geek

Maybe my efforts to get publishers to send me books to review are all in vain...

Let’s just put it this way. If, in the next five years, some prominent person comes out with a book or high-profile essay openly attacking education or expertise or individual knowledge as such, because the Internet makes such things outmoded, and if it receives a positive reception not just from writers at CNET and Wired and the usual suspects in the blogosphere, but also serious, thoughtful consideration from Establishment sources like The New York Times Review of Books or Time, I’ll say that geek anti-intellectualism is in full flower. [via MetaFilter]

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