A bouquet of flowers picked along the way ….

Knowledge River December 19, 2007

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I am awed by the breadth and depth of knowledge which humankind has accumulated in these past few thousand years, and specially in the last few centuries.

And I am inspired by the ingenuous methods we have devised to spread this knowledge. Imagine a world without books, and schools. The latest great knowledge platform is the Internet. With each passing day, than ever before, I turn more to the Net for answers. I had a tough time keeping track of well packaged, new, or interesting knowledge. Not anymore. I no longer need to keep that magazine article on particle research at CERN or discoveries above primate social behaviour. The Net will serve me the information, when I need it and where I need it.

I term the Internet as a River of Knowledge that flows across national boundaries, and serves you irrespective of whether you are young or old, black or white, man or woman, Asian or European, smart or dumb, good or bad, and even human or machine!

So today, as a token of appreciation, I donated to two of my favourite “knowledge distributors” – Wikimedia and MIT OCW.

Thank you Wikipedia, MIT and countless others for letting me drink from the Knowledge River.


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