Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Steve Eskow takes a run at Dave Cormier, attracts my ire, and ignites a raft of comments. And it is worth stating again that the blog is not a formal essay, you are not expected to put the entire background of your (and others') thought into a literature review preceding your few paragraphs, and attacking a post for what's missing, rather than what's there, is cheap criticism. "It is easy to extract one paragraph and present it without that context as overly sweeping generalization. It is a freshman mistake to do so."

I read a great deal of Montaigne in my younger years and for a while I too was enamored of quoting Montaigne in order to show that someone's great ideas had already been thought of by someone else. Then I grew up.

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