What a day we live in; what opportunities it offers our profession. In one view (Robertson) the quantity and dissemination of information in our time ushers in a new, higher level of civilization. He views information as representing civilization, and its explosive growth, spread, and utilization signal a qualitative transformation of the conditions of human life, amounting to no less than a new Renaissance. The impact of the network and the resulting collaboration in work, learning, play, and life is characterized, at its core, by enormously increased connectivity and participation. Whereas my generation assumed they personally must know everything needed for work and life, today’s young people assume such knowledge is not only impossible but unnecessary.
Archive for March, 2011
Why do Saturday Night Live and late night TV pundits constantly crack “New Jersey jokes”?
Do The Sopranos and Jersey Shore reflect north New Jersey reality?
Is the 1922 Edmund Wilson characterization of New Jersey as having “no independent life” but simply where people “sojourn on their way to something else” still valid?
Why is the perception of the area by outsiders generally negative?
Why do people who live here love it?
What is the REAL North Jersey story? Does anyone care?