"Part of the problem with meritocracy is that it homogenizes in the name of diversity: It skims the cream from every race and class and population puts all of the best and brightest through the same educational conveyor belt, and comes out with a ruling class that’s cosmetically diverse but intellectually conformist and that tends to huddle together rather than spreading out to enrich the country as a whole. "
In most contexts, we're used to seeing diminishing marginal returns – on investment of money or time. This post suggests that in a networked learning environment, learning may accelerate with time.
Ben Schott has a go at the paradoxical blandness of supposedly disruptive startups: Welcome to your bland new world. It’s easy to get stuck in