President Obama

Douglas Rushkoff, Weblog, Nov 12, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The key take-home from the Obama victory is probably one people least want to hear: we have to do it ourselves. "The opportunity is not to create the next great website for modeling bottom-up community activity, but to go and actually do the stuff. It is to participate the public school, work towards alternative energy possibilities, design and install bicycle lanes, argue at work for equal pay for women, assist local agriculture projects, develop complementary currencies and non-profit credit unions." The same goes for learning: if you actually want to learn things, then go out and do the learning. If you wait for someone to provide it for you, you will wait for a very long time (and when provided, the learning will serve their agendas, not yours). Via Dave Pollard.
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