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Thursday, September 16, 2004

"Reading everything"

I just couldn't let this post at Joho go by.

So, what do kids do now? Is there any known landscape of knowledge that an insecure, overly-intellectual, never-gets-picked 6th grader can traverse? Or is he left simply to googlebate?


While humorous, it is a good point and decent question. I would say a decent answer would be to turn somewhere like Wikipedia.

2 Comments:

  • Much as I love wikipedia, it's too damn big to appeal to a 13 yr old. Last time I looked, they had something like 150,000 entries; the Encyclopedia Britannica doesn't even crack 100,000. (Note: All factual information in this msg is likely to be wrong.)

    By Blogger David, at September 16, 2004 at 11:08 AM  

  • Thats a good point, you can't really pick up Volume A and just start reading. But then again, Brittanica Articles aren't hyperlinked. So anyone can start with one of the random articles on their front page, and spend hours going from there.

    I don't know about Britannica, but according to Wikipedia they have more around 349154 articles

    By Blogger Cash, at September 16, 2004 at 11:17 AM  

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