This talk outlines ways in which the 'consensus view' of e-learning technology misunderstands the technoilogical and business models offered by the internet and describes as an alternative the resource profiles picture of metadata and harvesting. MP3 Audio: Part 1, first group, Part 1, second group, Part 2, combined group. Commentary by Albert Ip. Comment by Geroge Siemens. Comment by Martin Terre Blanche. Downes Under - slideshow by Marie Jasinski.Lecture, Sept 29, 2004.