Pop Quiz CTL readers.
- What is the capital of Nevada, Cañar, Prince Edward Island?
- How many feet in a mile, boiling point of water in degrees Kelvin, fahrenheit, celsius?
- Who is the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Prime Minister of Spain, Foreign Minister of Ecuador?
Did you know any of them by heart? Good for you! Of course you know where I’m going with this. Don’t waster any hard disk space in your brain because all of this information can be found on Google.
The Internet is an amazing tool and is also a prime example of Disruptive Innovation. 60 years ago when I was in 5th grade the answers to the above questions had to be looked up in an encyclopedia. Perhaps you had one in your school library or if you needed this information during non school hours you had to trek to your local library and hope no one was using the “S” edition to find the Prime Minister of Spain :-).
A friend in Oregon sent me this fantastic article on Why Your Memory Sucks Please read the article because I hope to have a ongoing discussion on:
- Disruptive Innovation