Sunday, September 27, 2009

Education: Reaching the Inner Monkey

By chance, my friend Jason Bennett, who works with Microsoft and lives in Seattle, began discussing an experiment that dealt with teaching monkeys how to see, even though they had been relieved of their sight. I didn't get all the details of the experiment, and perhaps Jason, if he is reading this, can fill in the details in the comments section.

The point is, I think that Jason's story achieves a good metapohorical representation of what makes the education industry exciting. It's totally an industry that, as a business network, is trying to deal with bringing sight to a group of people who they believe lack vision.

Here's the story:

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