Cape Town Declaration Spoof Both Funny and Depressing

There’s a hilarious spoof of the Cape Town Declaration on Open Education on the iCommons listserv. Gave me a good laugh, and definitely worth a read.

I say hilarious, because the spoof really is funny. However, the spoof is also deeply disappointing because its subtext is a completely irrational, anti-sustainability mindset that is the single biggest threat to the success of the open education movement.

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Cape Town, Day 1

Lots of great PR for the launch of the Cape Town Declaration on Open Education today! First off, lots of people carried the Press Release, including the The Sun Herald, Linux Magazine, Street Insider, EarthTimes, Yahoo!, and of course the Soros and Shuttleworth Foundations. Other coverage includes: Jimmy and Rich had an op-ed in the … Read more