Via BillSeitz:KnowledgeWeb

Basically a kind of World-wide IntelligentTutoringSystem.

DannyHillis and his critics : http://www.edge.org/3rdculture/hillis04/hillis04index.html

Nice table from the Hillis piece

|| || The Web || News Groups|| Text Books || Journals ||

||Peer-to-Peer publishing|| Yes|| Yes|| No|| Limited||

||Supports linking || Yes|| Limited|| No|| Limited||

||Ability to add annotations || No|| Yes|| No|| No||

||Vetting and certification || No || Limited|| Yes|| Yes||

||Supports payment model || No || No|| Yes|| Yes||

||Supports guided learning || Limited || No|| Yes|| No||

Would a fine-grained market be better? Post individual questions and get answers from around the world?