On Apr 23, 2005, at 2:23 PM, mark arnold wrote:
> What I was thinking as I read this book was how many schools and even
> our school policy/standards are still struggling with how to help
> students and teachers to achieve literacy in the areas that define the
> Information Age (Information/Media/Multicultural/Visual Literacy).
> Actually, I was thinking how so many schools are still struggling with
> teaching students pre-Information Age literacy in school environments
> that were designed for the Industrial Age; wondering if the world
> around us is going to slow down to wait for our students.
It's easy to think of the "information age" as something that comes
down from the sky ... bingo, a light comes on, and we're all there.
An article in today's LA Times points out how "local" the concept might
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Ripping Off Good Reads in China
In the land of bootleg merchandise, fake management books by fake
By Don Lee
(Los Angeles) Times Staff Writer
April 24, 2005
SHANGHAI — The five-volume "Executive Ability" book series is a
classic in Chinese business and management circles. Collectively, it
has sold more than 2 million copies in the last two years. Top
universities and public libraries in China keep multiple copies on
It's also a big fake.
The series purports to be a translation of English-language works, but
no such titles exist. The principal author — a Paul Thomas, said to be
an eminent Harvard University business professor — is not real. Also
made up is the rave review on the back cover, attributed to the Wall
Street Journal: "The most practical and advanced management thought of