31 May 2007

Burst Culture (and ed implications)

Wil Wheaton's blog sent me to Warren Ellis' blog and an entry about burst culture.

My favorite line: "Bursts aren’t contentless, nor do they denote the end of Attention Span. If attention span was dead, JK Rowling wouldn’t be selling paperbacks thick enough to choke a pig, and Neal Stephenson wouldn’t be making a living off books the size of the first bedsit I lived in."

Funny guy, Ellis.

The point is web media is of a different type than print media. They have different purposes, different forms. They can coexist just fine because they do different things. Trying to make one into the other won't work.

If Ellis is right, then what does this mean for on-line education and technology integration into education in general?

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