Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Information Divide

From the Nikkei 5 Sep 2005 "Manabi Saikou" column:
There's a "information divide" between high school students. Not the "digital divide" from unequal infrastructure, but a gap from whether they have a perceptive mind and acknowledgement or not. High school students these days think they can get information whenever they want. Sure enough, the Internet is available almost anytime, anywhere. So they think, no need to search right now, can do it later...
And when they start looking for information on things like college education at the last moment, they fail to gain what they need for making adequate judgements.
Information is abundant, but it doesn't get through...
There are some who carefully gather information, and screen them according to necessity and credibility.
Information is just one example. The "divide" resulting from how serious you are, will probably become apparent in other aspects too.

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