Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Did you know?

I've been thinking a lot lately about this information age we find ourselves in -- the internet, blogs, information everywhere we turn. And then, the other day, in a site-wide meeting at work, they showed us this video. It's really worth taking a look, just to think about where we've been and where we're going. For those of you outside the U.S., it's very U.S. centric, but if you can get past that, there are some staggering statistics (which are all documented on the authors blog). Even if you were to half their impact, they're still amazing. Besides, I love the music!

2 comments:

Rohanknitter said...

That's really interesting - kind of validates my theory that teaching my children HOW to learn is just as important as what they learn - maybe more.
I love that music too! It's from the "Last of the Mohicans" soundtrack.

KBG said...

So interesting. I recently ordered a book called "If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People" for my kids. It has the premise of representing the world's population with a village of 100 people. I'm sure when it gets here I'll have lots of interesting stats to share as well. Anything but quilting apparently.