August 7, 2009

Context-Free Blogging

My hobby: thinking up weird pseudo-science-sounding phrases and investigating the resulting Google harvest. This time around, a search for context-free schooling (thought process: take CS 360, add various ruminations on the state of modern education, bring to simmer) returned a list of links to this paper on the impact of education on contextual information processing. (The original absolute/relative tasks are described in greater detail here.) The question of how much you can really extrapolate from drawing lines in boxes is left open; in any case, we may be able to include big-picture connection-building among the victims of traditional schooling.

Oh, and the Internet has finally invented meta-time-wasting. Enjoy!

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