Thoughts Sans Boundaries

The thing I like about the Internet community

Posted in musings by Aditya Moorthy on July 24, 2007

It is quite amazing that the people on the Internet, especially the IT technologists have this holistic view of knowledge that they strive to teach to others as much as they know and simultaneously learn as much too. One of the age old Indian system of education has been that the more knowledge it taught to others who are willing to learn, the more ones own understanding improves qualitatively. There is a saying (the translation of course does not do justice to the original saying), when translated says, that the “donation” or giving away knowledge is one of the most supreme kind of “donation” much more supreme that sharing any material wealth. The closest English one would be like, “teach a man to fish rather than give him a fish to satisfy his hunger”.

Traditionally, the concept of control was through control of information and knowledge but it has taken a 180 degree turn and the more one is taught about something the quicker the pace of development is. I am loving it!

This is one of my favourite things about web and Internet.

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