Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Events in Europe or Australia (say) have an impact on me because I have so many ties to people in those regions. But is that affecting my relationship with the guy across the hall? Maybe. Hector Jose Huyke argues, "When you access this, you do not access that. The newer technological forms of access obscure and subtract from other forms of access, generally devaluing what is near." But perhaps it's not so bad. "If this devaluation can bring about new levels of abstraction that can help us see what is near in a new light, and re-engage with it, and transform it, then it becomes a useful step in the process." Good enough for me.

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