Q&A: Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalf talks about what's next for the Internet

Shelly Bradbury, Aug 11, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Sounding like Cisco CEO John Chambers, ethernet inventor Bob Metcalf says MOOCs are a bad idea, like books. "But moocs are a bad idea just like books were. You used to sit around the campfire and hear the story directly from the teacher. And now, thanks to books, we read the stories. Like Great Gatsby. I’ve never met F. Scott Fitzgerald. So yeah, moocs are a bad idea just like books."

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