What will people say?
In these words lies the tyranny of the world,
the whole destruction of our natural disposition,
the oblique vision of our minds.
These four words hold sway everywhere.
— Berthold Auerbach
You don’t have to know anything to be brilliantly negative. Anybody who can speak can be brilliantly negative. The only sign of intelligence is to be brilliantly positive. Anyone can say that there are no solutions; that’s being brilliantly negative. To assert that there are solutions, and demonstrate them, is being brilliantly positive.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
We’re living in a transitional age; we straddle two worlds. The strategies and expectations of the Industrial Revolution still dominate our world view even as the Information Age blossoms all around us. Brick and mortar education systems, for the most part, cling to yesterday’s traditions while free online learning communities proliferate.