Hledání kvality na webu

NEW YORK – Vamp#160;nepříliš vzdálené budoucnosti budou studenti schopni odmaturovat, aniž by kdy vzali do ruky knihu. Před dvaceti lety mohli složit maturitu, aniž by kdy použili počítač. Během pouhých několika desítek let proměnila výpočetní technika a internet stěžejní principy informací, vědomostí i vzdělávání.

Už dnes se vám na harddisk přenosného počítače vejde víc knih než do knihkupectví, kde leží 60 tisíc titulů. Říká se, že počet webových stránek na internetu překročil 500 miliard, což by stačilo na zaplnění deseti moderních letadlových lodí odpovídajícím množstvím 500stránkových, půlkilových knih.

Takové analogie nám pomáhají představit si nesmírnost informační exploze a potvrdit obavy, které samp#160;ní přicházejí. Jediným mechanismem, který nám pomáhá se touto záplavou informací prodírat, jsou vyhledávače, takže bychom si je neměli plést samp#160;volitelnými doplňky, tlačítkem používaným pro zpestření ani samp#160;nástrojem kamp#160;nalezení nejbližší pizzerie. Vyhledávače jsou naprosto nejmocnější rozvodny vědomostí, bohatství a ovšem též dezinformací.

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