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Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track by Daniel Greenberg, Russell L. Ackoff

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4. The New World

True education makes for inequality: the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius. For inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world.

—Felix E. Schelling

The Old World

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The Industrial Revolution was about the mechanization of work, the replacement of man by machine as a source of energy. Machines replaced people’s muscles. Work was defined as a change in one or more properties of matter by the application of energy to it. For example, moving an object, boiling water, converting iron ore to iron, ...

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