kim at bruning
Sep 4, 2011, 12:38 PM
Post #16 of 198
On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 09:29:25PM +0100, Thomas Dalton wrote:
Re: Personal Image Filter results announced
[In reply to]
> On 4 September 2011 20:28, Kim Bruning <kim [at] bruning> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 09:16:42PM +0100, Thomas Dalton wrote:
> >> > The trouble is that at its edges, education is fundamentally
> >> > disconcerting, upsetting and subversive. And that this is a matter
> >> > only of degree, not of kind.
> >> I agree, and I would never turn on such a filter. That doesn't mean
> >> that other people shouldn't be allowed to if they want to.
> > Right, but then they won't be educated.
> > But, if they don't want to be educated, erm, why are they using
> > an encyclopedia in the first place?
> They won't be educated *as much*. They can still be educated. If they
> don't use Wikipedia at all because of fear of seeing things they don't
> want to see (or, because their parents fear they will see things their
> parents thing they shouldn't see), then they aren't getting educated
> by Wikipedia at all. Seeing almost all of Wikipedia is better than
> seeing none of it.
Seeing *almost* all of wikipedia introduces potential bias, which
can actually be rather much worse than seeing none of wikipedia
I think we have a rule about that.
Thomas Dalton Wrote:
> ... they ... can still ... fear... their parents...
Hmm, I'd need just a few more words to *really* misquote you. ;-)
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