[LINK] OT? ABC: 'Cyborg rights 'need debating now''
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sat Jun 5 10:26:36 EST 2010
At 10:00 +1000 5/6/10, Stilgherrian wrote:
> ... Pub trivia will die when some competitors are directly jacked
>into the web.
And that's a parallel to something I was writing the other day.
XGens know lots of stuff.
YGens know far less stuff, but they know how to find out.
iGens know very little, and forget what they know, but find out fastest.
So trivia nights (not only in the pub - don't forget the primary
school fund-raisers) will switch from counting the right answers to
timing the speed with which the right answer is delivered.
You saw that here first.
(I hate the word 'stuff' nearly as much as I hate the contemporary
use of 'whatever'. But you have to keep aphorisms short and
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