QUOTE(Emperor @ Fri 16th November 2007, 11:10am)
I agree that this would be a great person to hear from.
Though having fairly recently been the victim of higher ed, it's hard for me to conjure much sympathy for a fossil who whines about possible consequences when he speaks his mind. Practically everyone else in every profession runs a certain degree of risk just by doing their job correctly and ethically. The students in his classes can have their lives changed by something so petty as an A or a B on their transcript. It's not quite reasonable that he expects to be provided with a bulletproof pedestal from which he can rain down wisdom on us lowly mortals.
As a Lifer in the Punitentiaries of Learning, Hard Knocks and Soft SOP both, not to mention a SacrificialVictim to the SanctimoniousVulcans of the Hire Education Establishment and a Devoted Critic of all things Establish-Mental, this is the very thing that has e-raged me so much about Wikipedia — that it has driven a stake in the ♥
of this decade's chance to do something Truly New and Newly True, if not killed the Dream for a very long time to come.
When all the smoke clears, the Estabbers will point to Wikipedia and say, «See, We Told You So!
Jonny This post has been edited by Jonny Cache: Fri 16th November 2007, 4:00pm