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Vast Wasteland

August 29th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments


That was coined by Newton Minow about television in a 1961 speech. Others come close in describing the standard on the Internet. I think they read my blog.

 

But there is an interesting counterpoint to our rants and misreads in poker blogdom. It is a site called Khan Academy and has free tutorials on a host of subjects. All of this eclectic mix of science and knowledge is the product of a single person – Sal Kahn.

 

The gentlemen has pretty sturdy academic credentials:

 

Khan was long an academic star. With his MBA from Harvard, he has three degrees from MIT: a BS in math and a BS and a master's in electrical engineering and computer science. He also was the president of his MIT class and did volunteer teaching in nearby Brookline for talented children,

 

This was from an article about him in Fortune.

 

He seems a pretty bright guy. OK, he hasn’t written a poker book. But, neither has he evidently bought one.

 

If you’ve got kids, you might follow fearless leaders example and spend some quality time with your kids perusing the site.

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