Friday, January 13, 2017

Expertise



How about a recommended read?

There is a piece, over here, on the death of accepted expertise...
Here is a snippet, to perhaps pique your interest:

I fear we are witnessing the “death of expertise”: a Google-fueled, Wikipedia-based, blog-sodden collapse of any division between professionals and laymen, students and teachers, knowers and wonderers – in other words, between those of any achievement in an area and those with none at all. By this, I do not mean the death of actual expertise, the knowledge of specific things that sets some people apart from others in various areas. There will always be doctors, lawyers, engineers, and other specialists in various fields. Rather, what I fear has died is any acknowledgement of expertise as anything that should alter our thoughts or change the way we live.

The thinking spreads, covering evolving conversational idioms, political discourse, contemporary media, plus some more.

I think it is worth a read, if you have a spare moment.

I am no expert on reading recommendations, or anything.
Just a suggestion...



The link, again.
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