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Megan Summers

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Is the internet, not formal education, the new great equalizer?

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. – Horace Mann

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    Oct 3 2011: Megan you ask the right point. The very best of Internet is the universalization of information. Now we have to see how prevent the "infoxication". I used Internet an some others net in my work. And I work from 30 years ago in one of the richest libraries in all the world. The Vatican libraries.

    We use our private net and the Internet is awsome in expansive power, but we need to learn how select the information to transform in knowledge. Internet is no substitute for formal education. Is a tool, a swiss army knife as Walter Radtke said. You can do a lot of things with this instrument but not all the things.

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