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In the 1960s as a kid, I grew up making regular visits to our household Encyclopaedia Britannica. Not only for school assignments, but also on my quest to make yoghurt and rockets.
Today, as a teacher of innovation and entrepreneurship, I continue to feed my curiousity and interests often through visits to the web. Wikipedia frequently emerges as a first port of call in my journey. For instance: today’s inquiry: holographic memory and neuroplasticity, prompted by reflections as I read a ‘real’ hardcopy book by Sharon Begley (2007).
Secondly, Wikipedia plays an ‘added extra’ role as I write my contributions into the blogosphere, thanks to automated link suggestions from Zemanta in my tumblr and Ning blogs, http://pogus.tumblr.com.
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I gained substantially from my childhhood privilidged access to an encyclopaedia in my house. I support Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation especially in its pursuit to offer without cost a ‘first base’ of information to all the world’s inquiring minds: poor or wealthy.
Begley, S. (2007). Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves (1st ed.). Ballantine Books.