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Sunday, February 19, 2006

OA update to Peter Drucker

Teemu Arina, Drucker got something wrong: from formal to informal, Tarina, February 18, 2006. Excerpt:
Over 10 years ago in 1994 Peter Drucker gave a lecture at Harvard Universityís John F. Kennedy School of Government about knowledge workers....When saying that ďwith knowledge being universally accessible there are no excuses for nonperformanceď, he probably didnít predict the importance of internet as an informal channel but rather education as something that is universally accessible to all. What he didnít know is that the internet will finally open access to all through the fact that the lowered transaction costs for learning gets anyone in contact with anyone else. Especially those who are eager to learn will find much wiser people in online social networks than what is locally available. Social software will boost this even further.